Christina Tierno

Since 2008, the newly-accessible natural gas resources in the Marcellus Shale region have opened up an administrative and regulatory Pandora’s Box for the state of Pennsylvania. The gas is harvested through a process called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The extraction method has pit neighbors against neighbors in heated discussions about the trade-offs between health, environment, national...
By Christina Tierno (MPA '12) and Tess Mullen (MPA '13), Associate Consultants The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia sponsored a city-wide conference, Preserving Philadelphia Neighborhoods, on October 21, 2011 at Temple University. Fels faculty member and Senior Consultant John Kromer kicked off the event by delivering the conference’s keynote address. Drawing upon his extensive...
By Christina Tierno, MES/MPA’12 Photo by Lauren Hansen-Flaschen In a few weeks, Fels Research & Consulting will publish our latest Promising Practices report which will focus on Public Engagement. This report outlines the various ways governments can reach out to the public, with special emphasis on how to include the public in decision making, issue prioritization and policy and program...
Christina Tierno, MES & MPA ‘11  Research, in my previous experience, has usually involved a hard hat, steel toed boots and bug spray. When I got to Fels Research & Consulting, it took on a whole new meaning. Working for an environmental consulting company, and before that an entomology lab, I’m used to digging in soil and jarring insects (never to be referred to as dirt or bugs to...
Christina Tierno is a second-year, dual-degree student pursuing her Master’s in Public Administration and Environmental Studies at Penn. Christina joined Fels Research & Consulting in March and is excited to able to work on meaningful projects that draw on the concepts she’s learned throughout her program. Christina came to Penn after spending several years working for an environmental...
Last month R&C associate consultant, Christina Tierno, presented at the 14th Annual Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) Conference as part of her consulting work with the EAC. The conference was held at Villanova University and brought together EACs from across the region to learn about how communities can better manage storm water runoff, protect open space, develop trails, and promote...
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