Christina Shintani creates maps and data visualizations that help communicate climate science for a broad audience and inform decision-making and policy.
Prior to joining Woodwell, Shintani was a cartographer and graphics editor at National Geographic, where she created maps and graphics on topics ranging from climate change to conservation and biodiversity. She earned her master’s degree in geography at the University of Oregon, where she studied the geomorphology of rivers using remote sensing and taught classes in Geographic Information Systems, biogeography, and geology.
Shintani believes maps are a crucial communication tool that help connect people to place and can have a profound impact on policy. She hopes her maps can positively impact both the environment and those who see them.
Shintani works remotely from Portland, Oregon. Her hobbies include backpacking, paddleboarding, reading, and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her partner and dog.