Assistant Professor Cristina Balboa a 2010 Award Recipient for Outstanding Dissertation in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research

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The School of Public Affairs is pleased to recognize Assistant Professor Cristina Balboa as the 2010 recipient of the Gabriel G. Rudney Memorial Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research. Her work, entitled "When Nongovernmental Organizations Govern: Accountability in Private Conservation Networks" was chosen over six other finalists by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA). The prize is an annual award honoring groundbreaking economist Gabriel Rudney for the best dissertation in the fields of philanthropic and nonprofit studies. It was awarded on November 18, 2010 at the ARNOVA Annual Conference.

Professor Balboa joined the SPA faculty in the 2010-2011 academic year. Her previous work has been recognized through prestigious fellowships, including the Environmental Leadership Program, where she currently serves as a Senior Fellow. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University, Masters Degrees from Johns Hopkins University and Yale University, and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.