Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is Vice President of Communication & Engagement at Project Drawdown, where she is advancing the organization’s message, reach, and influence around the world. She was lead writer for the New York Times bestseller Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming—the #1 environmental book of 2017.
Katharine’s interdisciplinary background cuts across research, strategy, advocacy, and thought leadership. Previously, she was Director of Strategy at the purpose consultancy BrightHouse. She has taught at the University of Oxford and Agnes Scott College and worked for The Boston Consulting Group and Natural Resources Defense Council. Her first book, Between God & Green: How Evangelicals Are Cultivating a Middle Ground on Climate Change, was called “a vitally important, even subversive, story” by The Boston Globe.
As an international public speaker, Katharine’s perspective has been featured by Aspen Ideas, Skoll World Forum, Talks @ Google, and The Weather Channel. Katharine holds a doctorate in Geography & Environment from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and a B.A. in Religion from Sewanee—The University of the South. She is happiest on a mountain or a horse.