A native of South Lake Tahoe, Christiana has a longstanding dedication to innovations that respect our forests and other natural resources. Her career in law began when she clerked for the Alaska Court System, and then served as a Deputy County Counsel in both Mono and Placer Counties, where she worked with the California Environmental Quality Act and sat as counsel for both Planning Commissions. She also served for City of Sacramento as Code Enforcement Deputy City Attorney, and has worked with US Park Service, the State of California and several special districts. Comfortable in urban, suburban and rural communities, she understands the local government perspective, and is dedicated to supporting government action that improves air quality and tackles climate change issues with an emphasis on how bioenergy can achieve carbon neutrality.
Having worked various field positions from Mendocino to the Sierra Nevada, Clarke has a demonstrated commitment to building resiliency in California's natural and working lands. A former Civicspark Climate Fellow for Sierra Business Council, he has seen the importance of collaboration and policy in the Sierra Nevada and hopes to build upon the momentum being generated for restoring our watersheds and forested lands. He holds a dual degree from Oregon State University in Human Geography and Philosophy, earning magna cum laude in both fields.