Christina Staudt, Ph.D. (Art History, CU 2001) is Co-Chair, Columbia University Seminar on Death and past Presidential Scholar, Concordia College – NY. She has supervised students in the Masters program, Sustainability in the Urban Environment at CCNY (CUNY) on green burial. A community educator and organizer, Staudt is the co-founder and past President of Westchester End-of-Life Coalition (2003-2019), an organization offering guidance and support to individuals living with serious illness and at the end of life. She is a trained death doula and since 1998, she has been a hospice volunteer, sitting vigil with the actively dying and their families. Her Advisory Board positions include CU GSAPP’s DeathLAB, Jansen Hospice & Palliative Care, and Cancer Support Team. She has co-edited and contributed chapters to several publications that integrate academic research and contemporary concerns about mortality, the care of the dying, and sustainable disposal, most recently The Future of the Corpse: Changing Ecologies in Death and Disposition (ABC/CLIO, 2021).