Australian Red Cross
Cristel's background is in the intersection of climate, environment, and social impacts. Over the past decade, Cristel has worked across southern Australia supporting communities to organise and mobilise around multi-sector issues that deeply impact them. Having worked with diverse communities in remote locations as well as in urban centres, shared values are what underpins Cristel's view on effective community engagement. These experiences along with her own experiences of climate impacts have shaped Cristel's work in the Emergency Services space at Australian Red Cross, promoting a community-led paradigm and working alongside communities to build their emergency resilience and their capacity to prepare, cope, respond and recover from particularly, climate driven disasters.