Catrina Rorke is vice president at the Climate Leadership Council, an international policy institute focused on climate solutions.

Catrina founded R Street’s energy program, which is focused on establishing a well-defined and limited role for government in 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 emphasize policy proposals consistent with a small government footprint.

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 more than 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 received her bachelor’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina and her master’s in public administration from Columbia University.


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