Christy Porter, CalRecycle

Christy Porter is a senior environmental scientist in CalRecycle’s Office of Education and the Environment (OEE), where she helps oversee implementation of the Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI). Christy joined OEE in 2003 and has participated in all facets of the development of the EEI Curriculum and teacher training program. Her current focus is on bringing the Environmental Principles and Concepts (EP&Cs) into California classrooms beyond the EEI Curriculum. She is OEE’s point person for the Next Generation Science Standards. Previously, Christy managed the state’s Used Oil Recycling Program and served as a landfill inspector before taking a hiatus in the private sector where she owned and operated a medicinal herb shop. She has a BS in Physiology from UC Davis and is a certified California Naturalist. In her free time you can find her exploring the flora and fauna of the American River Parkway.