Katy Maher

Science and Impacts Fellow

Expertise: Climate adaptation and resilience, climate communications, ecosystem services

Katy Maher is a Science and Impacts Fellow at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). She contributes to C2ES’s efforts to assess and communicate the current state of knowledge regarding climate change and its impacts, and to promote actions that strengthen climate resilience.

Ms. Maher has more than eight years of experience supporting climate change impacts and adaptation projects. Prior to joining C2ES, she worked for ICF International assisting a range of clients – including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Agency for International Development, and state and local governments – in assessing climate change risks and developing adaptation solutions. Ms. Maher also served as Chapter Science Assistant for the Social, Economic and Ethical Concepts and Methods chapter of Working Group III’s contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Ms. Maher holds a Master of Environmental Science & Management from the Bren School at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the College of Wooster.