Carina holds a dual position as a research associate in the College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana, and as the research advisor for the Luc Hoffmann Institute. She is an interdisciplinary social scientist with background in science and technology studies, and a focus on climate adaptation and biodiversity conservation. Carina is particularly interested in the connections between science, policy and practice, and the capacities that enable effective and ethical governance for conservation. In practice, this has meant working with conservation agencies and NGOs in Australia, the US and Colombia on climate adaptation, collaborative governance and connectivity conservation. On the weekends she can be found playing in the mountains or cooking up a storm.