Tina is the Director for Forest Governance and Policy within the Natural Resources Governance and Policy Initiative. The Forest Governance and Policy team coordinates WRI's engagement on policy measures related to forest products and commodity supply chains associated with forest degradation and deforestation.

Before joining WRI in 2014, Tina spent two years in the Lao PDR where she conducted research on land tenure and community forestry for the German aid agency GIZ as part of a Fulbright grant. She also managed the Responsible Asia Forests and Trade (RAFT) partnership activities in Laos for TRAFFIC, and researched the impact of demand-side forest legality measures on smallholder timber plantations for Chatham House.

Previously, Tina worked for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund at Conservation International, where she administered grants supporting civil society engagement in biodiversity conservation across Latin America, the Caucasus and Polynesia-Micronesia. She also worked in Ecuador on cacao and coffee value chain development supporting smallholder farmers through the GIZ, and on payments for environmental services with the municipal water fund FONAG.

Tina holds a Masters of Forestry from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts from Reed College.

In her free time, Tina enjoys growing, cooking, and eating food, extended backpacking trips, and exploring the outdoors on foot, on bicycle or on water.