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Kate Cullen

Kate Altemus Cullen (she/her) is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Energy & Resources Group and Fulbright-Hays Fellow. Her dissertation research examines the role of climate change in exacerbating issues of water access and scarcity in the Andes, focusing specifically on Santiago, Chile. She’s particularly interested in advancing community-driven and just approaches to reduce vulnerability to glacier retreat and drought and expand safe drinking water access. Cullen comes to Berkeley with experience working for the UN Race to Zero, Oxford Net Zero, Union of Concerned Scientists and WRI Brazil. She holds an MSc in Water Science and Policy from the University of Oxford and a BA in Earth Sciences and History from Wesleyan University.



Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (2023)

Research Group:
Water Group (Ray)

Climate Futures Lab (Mills-Novoa)