Kathleen Ave

Kathleen Ave, Climate Program Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Kathleen Ave is the Climate Program Manager in Energy Research & Development at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, where she directs SMUD’s greenhouse gas research strategy, including climate readiness, water & energy, local carbon mitigation and sequestration initiatives. She also chairs the Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative, a public private partnership focused on long-term planning for the physical impacts of climate change. A graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs, she holds an MBA from the University of Washington and a BA from the University of California, Davis.