Rewilding Leadership Council Member Crista Valentino
Crista Valentino founded CoalitionWILD in 2013 on the recognition that youth leadership in conservation is an untapped potential for positive change. She continues to be an international reference and advocate for the integration and support of youth in leadership and decision making about the planet. With a decade of experience navigating collaborations with global environmental leaders and fostering grassroots community action, Crista's work bridges the gap found between generations, cultures, and tactics to bring about sustained change for the future. This has motivated her to work towards her Masters in Global Leadership at Royal Roads University. Crista is also the Co-Founder and CEO of CURRENT Consulting, LLC, a business based in Jackson, WY USA working to integrate sustainable practices into business through strategy and project management.
Crista is the North American Focal Point for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Young Professionals; an active member of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network; a founding board member of Youth for our Planet; a Womentum, Leadership Jackson Hole, and Earth Charter Institute Alumni; and has had her writing featured in international publications including the International Journal of Wilderness. Crista was named one of Wyoming’s Top 40 Under 40 and was named the 2017 Rising Star by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce. Crista is an accomplished athlete and mountaineer, and finds respite from her work by clinging to the sides of mountains somewhere in the Tetons.
Listen to Crista's interview on the Rewilding Earth Podcast