Kristin Qui is a Tom Graff Fellow at Environmental Defense Fund in Washington D.C. Her current work focuses on increasing the diversity of participation in international carbon markets, more narrowly looking at the risks and opportunities of international carbon markets for small island developing states. Kristin graduated from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies with a Master of Environmental Management degree in 2017. At Yale, she specialized in climate policy for small island developing states. Kristin is from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean and is passionate about for finding scalable climate solutions that work in the unique context of small island nations. She proudly co-chaired Yale’s Second Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America in March 2017 with María Rodríguez-Domínguez. Prior to pursuing her Master’s, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from St. John’s University in New York.
María Rodríguez-Domínguez is a career diplomat from Mexico. She holds a Msc. in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics, and a BA in International Relations from UDLAP in Mexico. After joining the Mexican Foreign Service, Maria served as Protocol Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Later, she was Head of the Public Affairs and Cooperation section at the Consulate General of Mexico in São Paulo, Brazil. At Yale, Maria focused her studies on international development, particularly on gender equality and global health. She is passionate about the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and served as co-chair of Yale’s Second Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America in March 2017. She was also vice president of the Yale Mexican Student Association. Following graduation, she did consultancy work in international development in Washington, D.C. She was recently posted to the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation in Mexico City. As a policy planning specialist, Maria is responsible for evaluating and strengthening Mexico’s South-South and Triangular Cooperation initiatives. In her spare time she enjoys learning languages and dancing latin rhythms.