B.A. Sociology, University of Tulsa, M.A. Social Sciences, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Area of Expertise: Human-Environment Relationship, Organizational Development & Change Leadership, Personal Prototyping & Action Planning, Network Development, Foresighting
Christina Monroe is an international leadership educator, curriculum designer and program manager with 15 years’ experience working with professionals and students from 50+ countries. She has won over $5 million in grants from the U.S. State Department, Corporation for National Service, and National Education Association to develop international and experiential programs for several institutions. She currently directs the Leadership Program under the East-West Center’s Professional Development Program, which includes the Asia Pacific Leadership Program, Pacific Islands Leadership Program, Institutes for Natural Resource Managers, North Pacific Woman’s Action Program and other customized leadership programs. Since 2009 she has directed sixteen Study of the U.S. Institutes for 300 emerging leaders from Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Brazil and Russia with funding from the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. She previously co-directed the Center’s Asia Pacific Leadership Program and since 2005 has served various roles for the program including U.S. Field Study Director and Professional Development Instructor. While Chair of the Sustainability Task Force, she led the East-West Center’s successful bid to be the first green-certified educational institution in the state. She is certified in ISO sustainability reporting by the Global Reporting Initiative and was featured in Hawaii Green Magazine’s Six People You Need to Know. As a 2018 Australian Government Endeavour Executive Fellow, Christina researched impact investing and new philanthropy models at the Melbourne Women’s Fund. Christina is certified by Georgetown University as an Organizational Consultant and uses this knowledge to design curriculum and teach on organizational development and change leadership. Her past research in the U.S. and Europe focused on cognitive development during international exchange experiences and on ethnic and gender self-identification in foreign settings.