Kathryn Benz

Kathryn Benz

Senior Policy Manager, Shipping Decarbonization Initiative, Energy and Environment Program

Kathryn Benz is the Senior Policy Manager for the Energy and Environment Program’s Shipping Decarbonization Initiative.  Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, Kathryn worked in legislative affairs and on environmental planning issues for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service in Washington, D.C. and Montana.  She has contributed to a wide array of environmental and natural resources policy issues, working in and outside the Federal government, and she has a particular interest in developing collaborative solutions to complex policy challenges.  Kathryn received a J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law, and her B.A. in Environmental Studies and Political Science from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.