Tina is the Deputy Director of the Forest Legality Initiative (FLI), a multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at reducing illegal logging and promoting better forest management and trade. Tina leads on fundraising and reporting, and coordinates across projects workstreams within FLI and the broader Forest Program at WRI. Tina also coordinates WRI engagement on demand-side policy measures related to forests.

Before joining WRI, Tina spent two years in the Lao PDR. In Laos, she conducted research on land tenure and community forestry for the German aid agency GIZ as part of a Fulbright grant, administered the Responsible Asia Forests and Trade (RAFT) partnership activities in Laos for TRAFFIC, and researched the impact of demand-side forest legality regulations on smallholder plantation owners for Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

Previously, Tina worked for Conservation International’s Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, 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 for managing watersheds 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, bicycling, extended backpacking trips, and exploring the outdoors.