By Christina T. Miller |
Christina T. Miller
Christina T. Miller is the executive director and cofounder of Ethical Metalsmiths (EM). Founded in 2004, EM leads jewelers and consumers in becoming informed activists for responsible mining, for sustainable economic development, and for the use of verified, ethical sources of materials in jewelry making. In 2013 EM successfully and broadly introduced Fairmined gold to the US in collaboration with 23 independent jewelers. EM’s popular Radical Jewelry Makeover project, directed by Susie Ganch, continues to engage communities around the country in conversations about jewelry and consumption. Prior to assuming the directorship of EM, Miller was an assistant professor of jewelry and metalsmithing at Millersville University in Pennsylvania, from which she received her BFA prior to receiving an MFA from East Carolina University. While teaching at Millersville, she received a Distinguished Civic Leadership award for her work with Ethical Metalsmiths.