Christina Welch

Research Associate

Soil and Crop Sciences

Fields of Expertise

Agriculture, Data, GIS, and Modeling, Education and Outreach, Groundwater

Areas of Interest

Water quality outreach and research, Evaluation of agricultural best management practices, Groundwater/ surface water interactions, Natural resource governance


Through the Outreach and Research Coordinator position, Christina is pursuing her passion for facilitating effective, science-based communication within the broader context of applied research. This role supports the validation of agricultural Better Management Practices to inform decision-making at the state and farm level in Colorado. Specifically, she focuses on advancing collaborative efforts within the Agriculture Water Quality Program’s diverse network of water and agriculture stakeholders. Her interdisciplinary background includes program management, GIS mapping, natural resource mediation, grant writing, and strategic planning. She completed her joint master’s degree in Water Cooperation and Diplomacy from OSU, IHE-Delft, and UPeace. In her spare time she enjoys camping, salsa dancing and trail running.