In 2016, Katherine Weingartner joined Ecologic Institute US in Washington DC as a Fellow where she focused on transatlantic energy policy and Arctic environmental policy.
Katherine managed the Arctic Summer College program and conducted research on Arctic environmental governance through the Arctic Council in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund. As a Konrad von Moltke Grantee, she conducted Arctic research at WWF Washington DC on sustainable Arctic governance and development. From her work on the MILESECURE 2050 project, she co-authored a book chapter on EU-Russia natural gas relations in terms of market power and security as part of the book publication Low-carbon Energy Security from a European Perspective. She is a native English speaker and also works in German.
Katherine was responsible for organizing and managing the POCACITO in Germany program funded by the European Recovery Program (ERP) grant from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The program brought American city and regional authorities, city planners and civil society actors to Germany to learn about German city energy transitions. As part of the Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy (ELEEP) Network, she organized a transatlantic professional study tour focused on the Texas energy transition.
Previously, Katherine worked at Ecologic Institute Berlin as a Transatlantic Fellow from August 2014 to December 2015. In this capacity, she managed various project websites and was involved in several projects including European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime (EFFACE), Transition towards Low-Carbon Energy Security (MILESECURE 2050), Post Carbon Cities of Tomorrow (POCACITO) and Towards an Atlantic area? Mapping trends, perspectives and interregional dynamics between Europe, Africa and the Americas (ATLANTIC FUTURE), all of which were funded by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Program (FP7).
Katherine graduated with distinction from the University of Arizona in Tucson with a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy and Management with an emphasis on Environmental Policy.