Staff and Board: Kristina Donnelly

Research Associate


Kristina Donnelly is a research associate with the Pacific Institute Water Program. Her research interests include: the social, economic, and policy aspects of water conservation; conflict and conflict management over transboundary water resources; low-impact development and green infrastructure policy and planning; and U.S. water policy and economics.

Ms. Donnelly received a B.S. in Mathematics from American University and an M.S. in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan. During graduate school, Ms. Donnelly worked on a variety of projects, including modeling hypoxia development in the Gulf of Mexico, identifying water valuation strategies for international businesses, and analyzing water strategies for the Kingdom of Jordan. Ms. Donnelly was selected as the 2008/09 Sea Grant Fellow with the Great Lakes Commission in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Prior to joining the institute, she worked for the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in southern Israel, conducting transboundary water research and organizing educational opportunities for Israelis, Jordanians, Palestinians, and other nationalities.