The Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network

R Street Institute
Job Title: 
Director of Energy Policy & Senior Fellow

Catrina Rorke is director of energy policy and a senior fellow at the R Street Institute, where she promotes smart, small-government solutions to energy and climate challenges. Prior to joining R Street, Catrina founded the energy program at the American Action Forum, a center-right policy institute that specializes in actionable research and analysis. While at AAF, she emphasized free-market policies and critiqued administration regulatory efforts. Catrina got her start as a Presidential Management Fellow at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As part of her fellowship, she did a six-month rotation to the office of former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis, R-S.C. That six months stretched to two years, during which she served as his staff to the House Committee on Science and Technology and helped him craft the first Republican-sponsored carbon tax bill.

Catrina is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied public health, creative writing and basketball dynasties. She also has a Master of Public Administration degree in environmental science and policy from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.