Kate Freund

Kate Freund is currently working at the Office of the Science Advisor in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a Presidential Management Fellow, focusing on climate change adaptation planning for wildlife and ecosystems. This position built on her graduate work studying biodiversity conservation and climate change at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. While at Yale, Kate worked with the National Park Service to help model and plan for future impacts of climate change on species range shifting in the Pacific Northwest, and she received her Masters of Environmental Management degree in 2010. Before graduate school, Kate spent four years as a lobbyist with the environmental group Earthjustice in Washington, DC, focusing on wildlife conservation, climate change adaptation, and endangered species policy issues. She loves the outdoors and has also spent time in field research, primarily in Costa Rica studying birds. Kate received her B.A. in Biology and Public Policy from Pomona College in 2003. She is originally from Oregon, but loves DC as her home on the east coast.