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Katharine Batten

Katharine Batten

Professor of Practice, School of Sustainability

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502


  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Professor of Practice, School of Sustainability


Katharine (Kit) Batten is a recognized expert in climate-change policy with more than a decade of sustainability leadership. She recently led a company-wide initiative to increase the climate resilience of PG&E’s operations and infrastructure, as well as that of the communities PG&E serves. Batten has a PhD in ecology and has held senior leadership positions in the Obama Administration at the US AID and the Department of Interior, at the University of California, Davis, and NGOs, including the Center for American Progress and the Heinz Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment.