Carina is a fourth year joint-degree graduate student from the United States. She is currently finishing her Juris Doctor degree at Vermont Law School and her Master of Environmental Management degree at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
Nature Iraq will benefit from Carina’s educational background in international environmental and human rights law, environmental health law, social science, environmental policy, and natural resource management. This and her academic studies on water issues, the Mesopotamian Marshes, and the indigenous Ma’dan will help to inform and support Nature Iraq in its missions to restore the marshes, preserve cultural heritage, and develop water management projects. Nature Iraq also strongly supports Carina’s efforts to publish several papers analyzing and calling attention to Iraq’s environmental concerns, mainly human rights and the environment, natural resource policy and management, and post-conflict environmental reconstruction.
While partnered with Nature Iraq, Carina will have the unique opportunity to continue her independent research and writing in the environment of her subjects and assist Nature Iraq with its Tigris River Flotilla Project and other Mesopotamian Outreach activities.