Christina Magerkurth, P.E.

Christina Magerkurth, P.E., TREES Verification Lead, has nineteen years of experience in the environmental field including broad carbon market and climate change experience in the areas of carbon offset verification, project development and GHG reporting. She is the facilitator and lead of the TREES Verification Committee including developing program verification and verifier accreditation requirements. Under the ART Program, she will oversee the training of verification bodies, the selection of verifiers (assignment of contracts) and verification of REDD+ programs listed with ART. She also oversees the development of the TREES Safeguards requirements. Prior to joining ACR, Christy served as founder and President of Magerkurth Associates, Inc., where she provided client support for all facets of carbon offset project design and implementation, including for REDD projects, under ACR, VCS, CCB, Gold Standard and CDM. Ms. Magerkurth also successfully organized multiple workshops focusing on avoided deforestation (REDD) where project developers, verifiers, VCS and CCB representatives gathered to discuss challenges, ambiguities in the protocols, and ways to streamline process. Ms. Magerkurth also served as a third-party validator and verifier for corporate inventories and a variety of offset project types. Prior to forming Magerkurth Associates, she worked as a climate change consultant for Exelon Corporation where she reviewed and provided comments on the impact of potential GHG regulations on their operating divisions and provided technical and management services to The Field Museum in support of their Peruvian REDD+ initiative. Ms. Magerkurth also previously worked for a decade for First Environment, Inc where she rose from Staff Engineer to Manager of Midwest Operations. During this time, she led over 50 offset project reduction validations and/or verifications including landfill, coal mine, agricultural, and ozone depleting substances projects using a variety of Standards and methodologies. She also served on the Canadian Standards Association verifier competency training development expert panel. Ms. Magerkurth has a Bachelors in Engineering & Applied Science (Environmental Engineering) from the California Institute of Technology and a Masters of Engineering in Environmental Management from Cornell University. She is a licensed Professional Engineer.