Christina Stone

Christina Stone is a climate change communications specialist with a Masters of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Her master’s project, Common Ground, is on Vimeo as well as our Blog and Project pages.Moulin Drop

As a filmmaker, Christina has plans for narrative, documentary and adventure films. She directed the upcoming short film The Man From Everywhere. She will continue to work on narrative films and at the same time will be dovetailing her film career with her goals in environmental communication. She is currently working on a feature-length documentary, Common Ground, which looks at the significant environmental changes taking place around the world as climate change continues to escalate.

Christina also intends to obtain the training, certifications and licenses necessary for adventure filmmaking. She received her Wilderness First Responder and CPR certifications in March of 2017. Next, she intends to pursue certifications and licenses for rope rescue, rock and ice climbing, diving, skydiving, BASE jumps, spelunking and professional and stunt driving. She is also considering pursuing paramedic training and the alpine guide certification. Christina is already trained in martial arts (Tae Kwon-Do, 1st Dan black belt; Wing Chun Kung Fu, beginner), has experience in snowboarding, skiing, water-skiing, top rope climbing and ATV driving and is also an amateur bodybuilder.

Christina was in military intelligence for nine years, and served as a staff sergeant for about five years before leaving the Air Force in 2013. In the same month, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland University College with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management. Originally from a small prairie town in southeastern Saskatchewan, Christina spent nearly her entire childhood in Canada after moving from North Dakota at a very young age.

Film portfolio:

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  • Common Ground (In Production) [Environmental Documentary]
    Writer/Director/Cinematographer
  • The Man from Everywhere (2016) [Emotional Drama] Trailer
    Director/Casting Manager
    Official Selection: 2016 Back in the Box competition
  • Sparkle (2016) [Documentary]
    Writer/Director/Editor
  • Killing Time (2015) [Dark Comedy] Trailer
    Assistant Director/Casting Manager/Set Design
    Official Selection: 2016 Hoboken International Film Festival
    Nominated: Best Short Short
    Official Selection: 2017 Milledgeville Film Festival

 

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Writing portfolio:

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Facing Fear in the Heart of Alaska

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The Village Under the Sea

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Standing with Standing Rock

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Beyond Trump and Clinton

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The Will to Act

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A Seductive Logic

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People, Policy, Power

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Environmental Cancer

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The Big, Green Monster 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific Summaries:

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Skills & Interests:

  • Certifications: Wilderness First Responder (March 2017), CPR (March 2017)
  • Languages: English, Pashto (professional working proficiency), French (elementary proficiency)
  • Computer skills: Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Google Earth, ArcGIS, Final Cut X, Avid Media Composer, DVD Studio Pro
  • Interests: Snowboarding, bodybuilding, martial arts, surfing, kitesurfing, wakeboarding, all-season camping, scuba diving, skydiving, all-terrain driving

Education:

  • Yale University, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies New Haven, CT
    Candidate for Master of Environmental Management, 2017
    Focus: Environmental Communication
    Relevant Coursework: Environmental Communicator, Science Communications with Impact, Science of Science Communication, Strategic Communication, Writing the World, Digital Video, Writing for Film, Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking
    Relevant Activities: Yale Environmental Review (Assistant Editor-in-Chief, Outreach Manager), Sage Magazine (Writer),  ECHO Student Writing Group (Founder, Editor-in-Chief), Environmental Film Festival at Yale
  • University of Maryland University College Adelphi, MD
    Bachelor of Science, Environmental Management, summa cum laude, 2013
  • Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center Monterey, CA
    Associate of Arts, Pashto-Afghan, 2010
  • Air University, Community College of the Air Force Maxwell Air Force Base, AB
    Associate of Science, Communications Applications Technology, 2009

Military Service:

2a0a0714aUnited States Air Force, Military Intelligence, 2004-2013
Mission Supervisor/Instructor/Senior Linguist/Intelligence Analyst

  • Exercised local command authority during U.S. military intelligence missions overseeing the safety of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) personnel and equipment in Afghanistan; trained incoming mission supervisors, analysts and linguists
  • Performed language & intelligence analysis and reporting during reconnaissance operations supporting allied forces in Afghanistan
  • Led over 100 military professionals in 15-member teams in high-stress and emotionally draining environments
  • Oversaw mission crew health and safety; conducted daily emergency response preparedness evaluations, maintained control during emergencies and exercises
  • Developed training programs, course curriculums and training & evaluation materials for nine positions in high-priority intelligence missions
  • Managed training for up to 75 military professionals and nine high-priority intelligence mission positions

Email: christina.k.stone@gmail.com

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