Kristen McDonald


Kristen McDonald is Pacific Environment’s China Program Director where she works to expand the capacity of grassroots environmental groups across China to address water pollution issues. Previously, she founded and directed China Rivers Project, an organization that works to expand river eco-tourism and river conservation in China. She has worked both internationally and within the US as a river conservation advocate, and she has lived and worked in China a combined total of five years, particularly in Southwest China. Kristen received a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in Environmental Science, Policy and Management. She received a BA from Yale University in Literature and Environmental Studies, and she grew up in Eugene, Oregon.