Christina Shivers is an academic, architect, and musician whose research broadly focuses on the intersection of environmental and economic thought specifically within the design disciplines. Her PhD dissertation investigated the interconnection of design and resource extraction in Canada and the United States through researching the history of surface mining and land reclamation. This work developed an analysis of the ways in which the architectural, landscape, and planning professions influenced environmental policy at the national and international scales. Christina is also a visual artist and electronic musician. She holds a B.A. in Music with a concentration in Music Theory and Performance from Florida State University, a Masters of Architecture degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a PhD in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is currently the 2023 Ventulett NEXT Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture.