Christina Kwauk is a non-resident fellow in the Center for Universal Education at Brookings and associate director of the Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Change Education (MECCE) Project hosted by the Sustainability and Education Policy Network at the University of Saskatchewan.
Christina is social scientist with a current interdisciplinary focus on education for climate action. She is an expert on girls’ education in developing countries, 21st century skills and youth empowerment, sport for development, and the intersections of gender, education, and climate change. Christina is a co-author (with Gene Sperling and Rebecca Winthrop) of What Works in Girls’ Education: Evidence for the World’s Best Investment, and has published numerous policy papers and academic articles on topics in climate change education, gender, health, and international development and education.
Previously, Christina led the Echidna Global Scholars Program at Brookings, a visiting fellowship aimed at building the evidence in girls' education while building the research capacity, leadership, and professional networks of girls' education leaders. She has also chaired the Girls CHARGE initiative, a Clinton Foundation global commitment to action, and advised the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance, the UK Department for International Development’s Girls’ Education Challenge, and Save the Children UK.
Christina holds a PhD in Comparative and International Development Education from the University of Minnesota, a MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, and a BS in Psychology from Sewanee: The University of the South.