After 5 years as our Program Officer for East Africa, Christi Huizenga-Renaud shifted gears in 2015 to lead and scale up our development and marketing efforts. As Director of Development and Marketing, Christi is responsible for collaboratively setting and executing strategy for ensuring Plant With Purpose’s fundraising and marketing initiatives are best in class, continuously improving, and communicating impact.
Christi holds an MBA in International Business from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA in Business Communications from Calvin College. She has a diverse background in international development, marketing, fundraising, sustainability, and community development. Christi moved to San Diego to begin her career with Plant With Purpose in 2010, having formerly worked for International Justice Mission, the Millennium Village Project, and other organizations. She has lived and worked in Africa, India, and Central America.