Kate specializes in analysis of the impacts of clean energy policy and market trends on US and international greenhouse gas emissions and strategies to decarbonize the global economy.
Prior to joining Rhodium, Kate worked at the White House Council on Environmental Quality where she was Deputy Director for Energy and Climate Change and helped develop President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. From 2007 to 2013, Kate worked in the Office of Climate Change at the US Department of State, serving as lead US negotiator on mitigation commitments and compliance in the United Nations climate negotiations. She was one of the lead contributors in designing the first universal system for measurement, reporting, and verification of developed and developing country emissions and commitments under the U.N. Prior to the State Department, Kate worked at the International Energy Agency in Paris, the World Resources Institute in Washington, and the Environmental Defense Fund in California. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Texas, Austin.