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Katherine Silverthorne, J.D., M.E.L.
Project Director
Aristotle Project
Katherine is an attorney and seasoned environmental policy professional with more than 15 years of experience working exclusively on climate change policy. Katherineís areas of expertise include domestic and international climate policy, climate change and national security risk, and strategic climate change communications. She currently serves as Project Director for the Aristotle Project, which aims to connect forces within and outside of government to secure progress on climate policies outlined in President Obamaís Climate Action Plan.

Prior to this, Katherine directed the US climate change program for a number of leading national and international non-profits, including World Wildlife Fund, E3G, and US PIRG. As Director of Policy for US Climate Action Network, Katherine was responsible for facilitating joint policy, advocacy and communications strategies for the largest US network of organizations focused on climate change policy. Katherine serves on the board of several non-profit organizations, and served as co-chair of the American Bar Associationís Committee on Climate Change and Sustainable Development.

Katherine has a Juris Doctor and a Master of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from University of California at Santa Cruz. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband, two daughters, and golden retriever puppy, all of whom enjoy daily encounters with DCís urban wildlife such as deer, fox, rabbits, a profusion of squirrels.