Kathleen “Kat” Godfrey is Deputy Director at the Aspen Institute Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership, which identifies and brings together the nation’s most promising young political leaders to study and reflect on the principles of democracy and the ethics of leadership in order to inspire and sustain a political system based on thoughtful and civil bipartisan dialogue.
Before the Rodel Fellowships, Godfrey was Director of Product Development and Chief Editor at the Environic Foundation International, a non-profit foundation that creates and provides educational programs and learning tools that develop individuals’ understanding of social, economic and environmental sustainability challenges and their capacity to create strategies to address them. At EFI, she co-designed, co-authored and edited Sustainable Societies–Africa, a course for use throughout African colleges and universities in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and developed pedagogical philosophy and training materials for Sustainable SocietiesSM, a program for global, regional and local sustainability education for use in college and professional settings. She has also worked as a consultant to various organizations on projects ranging from federal initiatives on renewable energy to communication and leadership efforts around social innovations.
She earned her Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and her Master of Arts from the European University Center for Peace Studies, and lives in Washington, DC.