Katharine Wilkinson

Vice President of Communication & Engagement

Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is an author, strategist, teacher, and vice president at Project Drawdown, where she leads the organization’s editorial, creative, and communication work on climate solutions. Her writings include The Drawdown Review (2020), the New York Times bestseller Drawdown (2017), and Between God & Green (2012), which The Boston Globe dubbed “a vitally important, even subversive, story.” Her forthcoming book is All We Can Save, an anthology of writings by women climate leaders, co-edited with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. Dr. Wilkinson speaks widely, including at National Geographic, Skoll World Forum, and the United Nations. Her TED Talk on climate and gender equality has more than 1.8 million views, and she collaborates with Mary Robinson and others to advance the feminist climate renaissance. A homegrown Atlantan, Dr. Wilkinson holds a doctorate in geography and environment from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and a BA in religion from Sewanee: The University of the South. Formative months spent in the Southern Appalachians, as a student at The Outdoor Academy, shaped her path. In 2019 Time magazine named Dr. Wilkinson one of 15 “women who will save the world.” She is happiest on a mountain or a horse. Find her @DrKWilkinson.