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Kathy Washienko

Kathy earned her BA at Harvard College and her MPH at the University of Michigan, before working as a public health researcher in HIV prevention at the University of Washington.

Now focused on climate change, she seeks to catalyze progress at the scale and speed needed through a variety of strategic initiatives. As a Senior Partner for Climate Strategies with Breakthrough Strategies and Solutions, she co-led the development of a research-based Climate Narrative for effectively communicating on climate (climatenarrative.org)

She is a member of the Board of Climate Solutions, serves on the National Advisory Board of the Union of Concerned Scientists, recently served on Seattle’s Green Ribbon Commission, and is a member of Element 8, a clean-tech angel investor group. She co-founded two local “green teams” and personally gathered over 500 signatures to qualify Washington state’s clean energy initiative for the ballot.

She has served on SVP’s Environmental Grant Committee and participated in the Conservation Philanthropy Fellowship.

Kathy lives in Seattle, with her two daughters.

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