Kristin Aldred Cheek, Ph.D.

Director, Policy and Programs

(617) 236-8293 |

Kristin is a behavioral scientist with background in stakeholder relations, environmental policy, and corporate social responsibility. She works collaboratively across boundaries, combining research and analysis, communication and education, and program design to address complex problems related to product stewardship. At PSI, her work focuses on packaging and electronics EPR, paint stewardship, green cleaning products, and recycling. Kristin worked previously at a startup identifying emerging technologies that enable producers to engage in closed loop manufacturing and reduce the amount of materials needed in products. She is the co-author of the book, Naked Value: Six Things Every Business Needs to Know About Resources, Innovation, and Competition, which highlights successful business initiatives to increase value through waste minimization and the strategic use of resources. Kristin's background also includes managing public engagement programs on large groundwater contamination projects, advising groups consisting of government, industry, and nonprofit representatives working to solve natural resource management conflicts, and leading studies on waste-related behaviors, product recovery, and federal resource policy. Kristin holds a B.A. in psychology from Wesleyan University and an M.S. in Forest Resources from Oregon State University, and completed a Ph.D. in Human Behavior and Design at Cornell University, where her research focused on post-purchase resource consumption and recovery.