Kristina Haddad

Chief Operating Officer

Kristina is the Chief Operating Officer for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. In this capacity she manages the administrative and operational functions within the organization. Previously she was a Senior Program Associate for Seventh Generation Advisors where focused on promoting ways to transition to a sustainable, low carbon economy. Prior to this work, Kristina was the Forestry Project Manager for the Environment Now Foundation, where she managed grant making and worked closely with forest activists on the development of strategy and the implementation of initiatives. Before joining Environment Now, she was the Programs Director at Santa Monica BayKeeper, where she ran the successful BeachKeeper Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program, as well as many other projects and programs. Kristina is the author of Crude Awakenings: Could an Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Happen in Southern California?, the findings of a three-year research that garnered significant attention from the media and state policymakers. Kristina is also an accomplished performing artist and holds a B.S. in social science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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