Deputy Director, Georgetown Climate Center

Kathryn Zyla is Deputy Director of the Georgetown Climate Center. She oversees staff research and policy analysis and facilitates multistate dialogues on issues such as multistate emissions trading approaches, low-carbon transportation policies, and more. Her own research includes state and federal renewable energy policies, public utility regulation relating to clean energy and electric vehicles, legal considerations related to the deployment of microgrids, market-based policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector, and opportunities to link standalone emissions programs. She also facilitates and oversees research and analysis in support of the Transportation and Climate Initiative of the northeast and mid-Atlantic states. Zyla previously served as Director of Research and Policy Analysis for the Climate Center, as Senior Associate in the Climate and Energy Program at the World Resources Institute, and as Senior Research Fellow for Domestic Policy at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. She has been a member of the Engineering Advisory Council for Swarthmore College since 2013; was appointed to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Climate, Energy and Environment Policy Committee in 2014; and in 2017 was sworn in as a Commissioner on the District of Columbia’s new Commission on Climate Change and Resiliency. She has a BS in Engineering from Swarthmore College; a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry; and a JD, cum laude, from Georgetown Law.