Katelin moved from the United States to Scotland in 2011 and began her undergraduate degree at the University of Edinburgh. There she studied Ecology and Environmental Sciences where she focused on natural resource management, conservation, and atmospheric systems. During this time, she interned with Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association and the non-profit organization Ecotrust. She graduated in 2014 with a strong desire to learn more about climate change and the globalizing world. She continued straight into the Carbon Management graduate program at the University of Edinburgh where she received the Deutsche Scholarship Award, and was a finalist for the Iberdrola USA Foundation Scholarship. With focuses on carbon economics, business and global climate change, the program enabled Kate to expand her knowledge on international and national environmental policy. She recently completed her graduate dissertation that modeled electric vehicle deployment as a means for carbon reduction and oil independence on the island of Oahu, Hawai’i. Katelin has now moved back to Portland, Oregon where she plans to solidify work within the sector of renewable energy and/or island sustainability.