Kathy provides research and strategic guidance to energy companies, including members of the Clean Energy Group, regarding climate change and air quality regulatory and legislative initiatives. Her expertise is federal initiatives, particularly EPA’s implementation of the Clean Air Act and its implications for a wide range of electric and gas utility operations, including generation, demand-response programs, and corporate environmental strategies. Her current emphases include EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gases, interstate transport of air pollution, and air toxics. She also tracks related initiatives, including rules addressing coal ash waste, cooling water structures, and effluents. Kathy has eight years of experience in regulatory analysis, environmental policy development, and utility strategy.
Before joining MJB&A, Kathy conducted environmental impact analysis, public outreach, and project management evaluating proposed energy infrastructure projects such as power plants, major transmission lines, and pipelines on behalf of the California Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission, and numerous local and regional planning districts as well as federal agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management and the Minerals Management Service. She also previously provided regulatory assistance at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
Kathy holds a Master of Public Administration in Earth Systems Science, Policy, and Management from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia.
Kathy is an enthusiastic athlete who enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and softball, as well as rooting for Boston sports. Kathy also enjoys traveling as much as possible, most recently to South Africa.