Catrina Rorke is an associate fellow with the R Street Institute and previously was R Street’s energy policy director. She founded R Street’s energy program, which is focused on clarifying a well-defined and limited role for government in shaping decisions about infrastructure, wholesale and retail electricity, research and development, fuel choice and diversity, and climate adaptation and mitigation.

Catrina previously founded the energy program at the American Action Forum. While there, she used the program to deliver free-market energy analysis and to emphasize policy proposals consistent with a small government footprint, with a particular emphasis on critiquing excessive regulation and expanding government programs.

She got her start as a Presidential Management Fellow at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As part of her fellowship, she did a six-month rotation to the office of former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis, R-S.C. That six months stretched to two years, during which she served as his staff to the House Committee on Science and Technology and helped him craft the first Republican-sponsored carbon tax bill.

Catrina graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s of science in public health and from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University with a master of public administration.

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