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Sarah Smith
CATF Expert

Sarah Ann Smith

Chief of Programs


Sarah Smith provides leadership for CATF’s global programs, ensuring alignment with the organization’s broader strategy and vision. She fosters collaboration, optimizes resources across impact areas, and is a key member of the organization’s senior leadership team. Prior to taking on the Chief of Programs role, Sarah spent a decade leading teams, forming coalitions, and spearheading successful policy campaigns at CATF. She built CATF’s program that focuses on reducing methane emissions from a small team to a substantial global operation with significant impact on four continents.

Sarah brings nearly 20 years of experience marshaling successful environmental research efforts, programs, and campaigns, earning recognition for her leadership from the Methane Partners Campaign, Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and others. She is also a prominent thought leader, speaker, and media spokesperson on climate change, air pollution, and policy.

Sarah received an M.S. in Environmental Science & Policy from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She also earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College in Environmental Biology and Environmental Studies.