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Kathy Fallon

Director of Land & Climate


Kathy Fallon is the Director of Land & Climate at Clean Air Task Force (CATF). Her work centers on analyzing and advocating for land use policy and equitable planning approaches to enhance climate mitigation while accounting for varied environmental, economic, social, and cultural considerations.

Prior to joining CATF, Kathy was a Senior Advisor at the Center for Climate, Health, the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health where she focused on modeling clean energy and transportation scenarios and quantifying the implications for climate mitigation and environmental health. She also founded and directed the multi-institution Science Policy Exchange at the Harvard Forest with a concentration on developing and assessing participatory landscape scenarios for New England. Prior to her 15 years at Harvard, Kathy served as the first Executive Director of the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation where she developed the Science Links program to connect ecosystem science with public policy related to atmospheric deposition.

Kathy holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and environmental studies from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in forest science from the Yale School of the Environment. She is also a Switzer Fellow, Leopold Schepp Scholar, and recipient of the Harvard Impact Award and U.S. EPA Environmental Merit Award.