Christie is from Aruba, a small island in the Caribbean. She holds a Master’s in Environmental Science from Utrecht University and has focused on sustainable development in the context of poverty relief. She has worked on a variety of related projects in Thailand, Aruba and Jamaica.
Christie has been working with Metabolic Foundation since before its inception in 2013, and has played a key role in its development. She is now working on projects to support open knowledge, environmental stewardship, and community-led sustainable development in low-income urban areas.