Katherine is currently a Manager of Government Affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) in Washington, DC. Katherine works on carbon regulations, climate issues, solar heating and cooling, and environment, health and safety issues, among others. Prior to SEIA, Katherine worked for the Heinrich Boell Foundation on climate and energy issues. She received her Masters in Global Environmental Policy from American University, and her Bachelors in chemistry and German from Boston College. Katherine was also a Fulbright Scholar from 2004-2006 in Germany, and a ThinkSwiss Scholar in 2008.