Christine Cavallo is a Fellow at the Council on Strategic Risks. Christine is a candidate for a master’s degree in Environmental Communication at Stanford University that focuses on global instability and security threats that stem from climate change. As a teaching assistant, she led courses with a strong interdisciplinary focus on fundamentals of modeling, climate change issues, and the study of environmental science as it pertains to anthropogenic systems. She has paused her formal study of her master’s degree in pursuit of the U.S. Rowing Team for the 2020/2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.
As an undergraduate at Stanford, she completed a degree in international relations with concentrations in security and comparative governance. Her undergraduate thesis focused on the importance of environmental assessments for the long- term resilience of large-scale infrastructure projects, with a case study of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project in South Africa. In 2015 she worked for the healthcare-focused Wellness Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa, developing an outreach system to assess the needs of healthcare workers in townships and rural provinces.