Krista Timeus Cerezo
Krista Timeus works as a Research Assistant at Ecologic Institute in Berlin, where she focuses on environmental governance, development, and climate and energy policy. She is a native Spanish speaker but also speaks fluent English and conversational German.
Her most recent projects include a study to Support the Bilateral Cooperation between Germany and Latin American countries. In this study, Krista and colleagues at Ecologic Institute evaluated efforts to introduce emissions trading schemes (ETS) in several Latin American countries, including Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. Krista has also participated in Ecologic Institute’s Framework Contract on Development Policy for the European Parliament. Specifically, she has contributed to a policy brief on the Impact of EU Bioenergy Policy on Developing Countries and another on the Effects of Land Ownership and Land Grab on Development. Krista has also spent some time researching biofuels, biomass, and their potential socio-economic effects in developing countries.
Krista Timeus joined Ecologic Institute as a Transatlantic Fellow in August 2010. She was awarded the Konrad von Moltke Fellowship to conduct independent research on resource efficiency.
While on a short break from her studies, Krista spent a few months in 2012 working on a project sponsored by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Peru. There, she was part of the Ecolegios team. The project’s goal is to implement environmental awareness programs in local public schools. In 2008, Krista was an intern at the Center for American Progress (CAP) in Washington DC and later conducted firsthand research in Brazil on the sugarcane ethanol industry.
Krista Timeus has a BA in political science from Davidson College. She is currently a candidate for a master’s in public policy at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin (Germany). She plans to graduate in 2013. Her master thesis will focus on innovative public policy instruments that make use of behavioral economics and cognitive science to encourage behavioral change in society. She will apply those insights to environmentally sustainable behaviors.