Cathy is a Senior Energy Policy Advisor in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability where she leads community energy planning with a focus on district scale energy solutions and microgrids. Cathy also leads New York City’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory, consistent with the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Emissions.
Cathy played a key role in the development of the City’s “Roadmap to 80×50”, a pathway for achieving the city’s commitment to an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To meet this goal Cathy works to advance distributed energy resource policy and coordinates closely with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency on efforts to meet the City’s resiliency goals in post Hurricane Sandy recovery.
Cathy is a Professional Engineer with both a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from McGill University and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia.