Kristen Hite, Adjunct Faculty
Kristen Hite works at the intersection of climate change, forests, and human rights. In recent years, she has worked and consulted for nonprofit, philanthropic, indigenous rights, multilateral and environmental organizations including United Nations Development Programme, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, AJWS, OilChange International, Center for International Environmental Law, the Climate and Land Use Alliance, the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Mainyoito Pastoralists Integrated Development Organization in Kenya. Her work has concentrated on the role of land rights, human rights, customary rights and cultural rights in pursuit of sustainable development and climate justice.
She is the co-author of Global Issues, a textbook on international development and the environment, and a proud founder of SustainUS, the U.S. youth network for sustainable development. A fluent Spanish speaker, Kristen earned her Masters degree in Environmental Management from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador and her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington.