Chris Ross is a Senior Resource Management Specialist for the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council. She has more than 27 years of experience in conducting natural resource investigations and environmental impact analyses.

Prior to joining the Highlands Council Staff, Chris worked with an international engineering and environmental consulting firm where she was responsible for the coordination of interdisciplinary staff and consultant teams in the formulation, design, and execution of ecological resource evaluations, monitoring programs, environmental restoration programs, site selection studies, and environmental impact assessments. Chris also served as a biologist for a firm conducting biological field surveys and aquatic toxicology investigations. She has also worked with a team of researchers at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center to study population dynamics of fish and invertebrates in a tributary of Chesapeake Bay.

Chris holds a bachelor's degree in Marine Science from Stockton State College and completed graduate courses in Environmental Science at Montclair State College.