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April 2nd to April 4th, 2024
Hilton University of Houston
Houston, TX

Christina R. Billingsley

Christina R. Billingsley

Senior Program Manager,
Community Engagement
Port of Seattle

Christina R. Billingsley leads the Port of Seattle’s partnerships with near-port communities impacted by the Port’s maritime operations and environmental footprint. Specifically, she spearheaded an effort with community partners to co-write the first environmental justice policy at a port, the Duwamish Valley Community Benefits Commitment. This policy established a program that partners with near-port community members to promote civic engagement, economic prosperity in place, and a healthy environment. She currently oversees a team to implement this policy and promote this model at other ports around the world. Prior to joining the Port, Christina worked for several years in the non-profit and the social research sectors, particularly focused on sustainable development and community-led anti-poverty solutions.

Christina graduated from the University of Washington with a dual Bachelors’ Degree from the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the Department of History, with a minor in South Asian Languages and Literature. She earned her Master of Science Degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science in Social Policy and Development. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Washington Environmental Council, Board Member of Washington Conservation Voters, and served for many years leading the Seattle Chapter of Environmental Professionals of Color.

Her career focuses on shaping the way institutions practice sustainable development, especially as it relates to addressing impacts on frontline communities experiencing environmental harms.