Kaitlyn is the Global Programme Officer for the UKAID Programme in the Climate Action Implementation Team. In this role, she supports cross-regional coordination and overall management of this programme, which aims to deliver the implementation of high-impact climate actions and mainstreaming in 15 Global South cities.

Before C40, Kaitlyn worked for several years at ICLEI’s European Secretariat, working with local governments on sustainable construction (from upskilling for energy efficiency to renovation policies, secondary material use and emission-free machinery), circular economy, and green public procurement. Her experience includes managing several EU-funded innovation projects, facilitating capacity building and knowledge exchange processes between cities, and engaging in advocacy for urban climate action in European policy fora. She has also worked as a researcher on equitable environmental planning, green infrastructure, and the right to housing in Latin America and Europe.

Kaitlyn has dual Erasmus+ M.Sc.s in International Cooperation & Urban Development from the Technical University of Darmstadt and the International University of Catalonia and a B.Sc. in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.