Katharine Wilkinson

Vice President of Communication & Engagement

Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is an author, strategist, and teacher, working to heal the planet we call home.

Katharine is Vice President of Communication & Engagement at Project Drawdown and Senior Writer for the New York Times bestseller Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Her first book, Between God & Green: How Evangelicals Are Cultivating a Middle Ground on Climate Change, was dubbed “a vitally important, even subversive, story” by The Boston Globe.

Katharine speaks internationally, sharing her expertise at Aspen Ideas, Skoll World Forum, Talks @ Google, TED Women, and through frequent media appearances. Her TED Talk on gender equity and global warming has more than 1.3 million views, and her writing has been published by BBC, CNN, and USA Today, among others. In 2019, Planned Parenthood honored Katharine as a “Legend in the Making.”

Katharine’s interdisciplinary background spans academia, business, and the social sector. Previously, she was Director of Strategy at the purpose consultancy BrightHouse and worked for The Boston Consulting Group and Natural Resources Defense Council. Katharine has taught at the University of Oxford and Agnes Scott College. She currently advises on Mary Robinson’s feminist climate podcast, Mothers of Invention, and serves on the boards of WildArk and Chattahoochee NOW.

Katharine holds a doctorate in Geography & Environment from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and a B.A. in Religion from Sewanee—The University of the South. She is happiest on a mountain or a horse. http://www.kkwilkinson.com