Born in Columbia, MD nearly three decades ago, Chris Warner is the Institute's Research Associate Coordinator.
Having lived through the cold, damp winters and hazy, hot and humid summers of Maryland and Pennsylvania, the sea change of Chris' life has been relocating to the dry, sunny climate of the Great Basin.
Chris earned his BA in Sociology from Villanova University in 1998 and his MA in Environmental Policy from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2005.
Before relocating to Reno in 2002, he
volunteered for two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in Philadelphia, and then completed an 18-month fellowship at the U.S. EPA Chesapeake Bay Program, where he
long-time girlfriend Bridgette.
and Bridgette enjoy traveling, recently taking trips to South Africa (2005) and Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore (2002), but also enjoy the local recreational outlets provided by the inner-mountain west; in particular fishing at Pyramid Lake, skiing and snowshoeing the high Sierra, and hiking in the Great Basin and Mojave deserts.
role at GBI
is to enhance existing research associate positions, while at the same time developing new and interesting research associate opportunities.
Working with local, state and federal natural resource agencies, Chris
seeks out projects and programs in which young professionals can help agencies meet their missions, while at the same time develop and enhance the skills which will be required from the next generation of green professionals.