Kate Voss

Katalyn Voss


Katalyn (Kate) Voss leads partnership work for the Water Program at Ceres. This includes identifying and maintaining strategic partnerships – including with NGOs, investors, and funders – to support efforts to address the most severe and systemic risks to freshwater resources around the globe.

Prior to Ceres, Kate advised on a range of Federal science policy issues as an Associate Program Officer at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and while serving as the American Geophysical Union/AAAS Congressional Science Fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Tom Udall. In her previous work, she collaborated with a range of international nonprofits, scientists, and decision-makers on water management projects ranging from water supply and climate hazard assessments in the Himalayas (dissertation research and work with The Mountain Institute) to water
risk mapping for the private sector (Aqueduct at World Resources Institute) and science-driven diplomacy in the Middle East and California (UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling).

Kate earned her Ph.D. from the Geography Department at UC Santa Barbara and her B.S. in Science, Technology, and International Affairs from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.  In her free time, she enjoys swimming, surfing, backpacking, and baking pies!

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Academic Background:
UC Santa Barbara, Ph.D.
Current Position:
Director, Strategic Partnerships, Water Program
Energy & Climate Change
Environmental Education
Environmental Justice
International Conservation & Development
Natural Resource Management
Water Resources

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