Chris Hale is the Program Manager for the Community Resilience Group. She helps develop the transdisciplinary research and engagement portfolio of the Harte Research Institute and its local, regional, and international network. Her research is solution-oriented, conducting collaborative work to address issues at the intersection of humans and the environment. With a background in marine science and science extension, much of her work involves distilling human perceptions and values related to nature, to identify the diverse social, cultural, and behavioral linkages to changing ecosystems for improved problem-solving.
Chris co-manages the Texas OneGulf Center of Excellence as well as the Regional Resilience Partnership. She mentors students and interns in the Group and is Editor-in-Chief of their BlueValue blog. Chris is a member of the leadership team for the Coastal Bend Chapter of Texas Children in Nature. She enjoys helping people connect with and learn about the natural world in creative ways.