Christa HasenkopfWashington, District of Columbia, United States, United States
Christa Hasenkopf is a leading figure in the field of environmental open data, with nearly two decades of experience in air pollution, social good, international development, and open data spaces. She is a PhD graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and a bachelor's degree holder in Astronomy and Astrophysics from Penn State University. Christa's work has been featured in major publications such as The New York Times, Nature, Forbes, and National Geographic, among others.
Christa has an extensive professional history, having held various leadership positions throughout her career. She is a former CEO and co-founder of OpenAQ, a platform aimed at harmonizing air quality data for increased accessibility and interoperability. She served as Chief Air Pollution Advisor to the Medical Director at the U.S. Department of State and as a Climate Fellow at Echoing Green. She has also been an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University and adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, among others.
Christa is a member of the Global Future Council on Clean Air at the World Economic Forum and has previously served as an advisory board member at QuantAQ. Her areas of expertise include clean air, environmental science, data analysis, and international development. Christa's passion lies in the ability of open data to make a difference in society, particularly in fighting environmental crises such as air pollution. As such, she is a recognized global leader in her field.