Headshot of Christina Barstow smiling slightly against a wood backdrop

Christina Barstow is a program development and management enthusiast. She has spent her career
striving to use data driven research to design, implement and ultimately prove benefits of largescale
international development programs. Over the last decade Christina’s work has focused on research and
implementation across a range of international development sectors including water, sanitation and
hygiene (WASH), nutrition, energy and infrastructure. Much of Christina’s career has been focused in
East Africa, most significantly leading the in-country design and operations of a nation-wide campaign,
distributing household water and energy products to half a million rural Rwandese. Christina is a
Distinguished Young Alumni from the University of Colorado where she earned a PhD in Environmental
Engineering and has published over a dozen peer reviewed papers. In 2016, Christina received the
Science and Technology Policy Fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of
Science where she served as the Water, Evaluation and Behavior Change Advisor at the US government
funded aid agency, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).