Ch'aska Huayhuaca is a program coordinator and researcher for the CCC, and is currently heading up the Atlas of Collaborative Conservation in Colorado. Ch'aska is a PhD student in the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology studying urban social-ecological systems, and is advised by Dr. Kathy Galvin. Her work at the CCC has included administration, program evaluation, teaching and training, co-development of the Collaborative Conservation Learning Network, and research on trans-boundary environmental governance, community-based natural resource management, participatory monitoring, adaptive management, and virtual learning communities. Ch'aska's dissertation research is on the production and tradeoffs of environmental services through urban agricultural land use. She loves to geek out on history, film, and funky, funky music.