Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier is a Mexican-born photographer based in British Columbia. Although her first career was as a Biochemical Engineer specializing on marine sciences, it was her passion for conservation and the challenges of effectively communicating the relevance of environmental issues to our everyday life that led her to photography. Today she is blazing a trail in the field of conservation communications and she is one of the most innovative thinkers and visionaries in this field.
Cristina is the Founding Executive Director of iLCP and served in Executive roles from 2005 to 2011. She also serves on the Chairmans Council at Conservation International (CI) and she is a member of the Steering Committee of the Commission on Communication and Education of the IUCN. She is a Board Member of the WILD Foundation and Lighthawk, serves on the Advisory Board of Nature's Best Foundation and the Blue Ocean Film Festival and she is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.
Cristina is one of Sony's Artisans of the Image and all her work is created with Sonys Alpha 900 system.She is a passionate and effective lecturer who often speaks on subjects ranging from conservation science to the effective use of photography in conservation. In 2010 Cristina was named one of the 40 most influential Nature Photographers by Outdoor Photographer Magazine and as Conservation Photographer of the Year by Nature's Best Photography.
From the popular to the scientific, her work has appeared in major magazines around the world and her passion for our beautiful planet has become the overriding theme for everything she does.