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Trista Patterson

GRID-Arendal / UN Environment Collaboration Center
NewMedia Lab Director
Dr. Trista Patterson is lead author of the UN Environment report "Playing For the Planet". She directs the NewMedia Lab at GRID-Arendal, a UN Environment Collaboration Centre in Norway, where global-scale experiments test emerging technologies (video game, AR/VR, interactive forums and platforms), applications and policies for the UN, Worldbank, EU and others. As Senior Economist/ Advisor she cultivates innovation that improves returns on international development funds for global sustainable development goals (SDGs). She formerly served as a US Federal Economist (10yrs) quantifying & costing sustainability indicators and innovating economic policy. She still considers herself Alaskan.

Learn more at https://playing4theplanet.org.