Catherine is an attorney, climate entrepreneur and urban planner laser-focused on advancing the policy and systems changes necessary to drive global decarbonization and sustainable development. She has deep expertise on emerging global, national and local climate policies and financing regimes with an emphasis on clean energy, urban development and transportation.
She received a BA from Stanford University, a law degree from UC Berkeley School of Law and a master’s degree in Urban Planning from University of California Los Angeles. She is a member of the California Bar and a member of the California Lawyers Association Environmental Law Section.
She is a Stanford Law School CodeX Fellow and Chair of the Climate Data Policy Initiative where she brings together climate experts, policy makers and technologists to inform the development of climate data policies that can catalyze climate tech innovation, unlock climate finance and accelerate scale. She is a member of the UNFCCC Global Innovation Hub Cities Working Group and is involved in a demonstration project in Korea to advance innovations in city-level GHG accounting. She is also currently co-editing a Springer Nature book “Cross-cultural Perspectives on Climate Change Adaptation: Flood Risk Assessment and Green Recovery” to be published in 2023.
In addition to her current work on climate policy, innovation and finance, she spent more than two decades as a non-profit executive and public interest attorney focused on economic development, public finance and human capital development in California and Washington DC. Catherine is currently Co-Founder and Principal of BlueVista Solutions.