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Kat Kobylt

Environmental Planner II

Department: Environment
Email: kkobylt@mapc.org


Biography:

Kat Kobylt joined MAPC in 2023 and is an Environmental Planner II. In this role, Kat provides technical assistance to municipalities on issues ranging from climate resilience, implementing climate action, stormwater management, among others. Kat focuses equity and inclusion in all her work.

Before joining MAPC, Kat worked as a Catastrophe Modeling Analyst helping people and companies understand their risk to extreme weather perils. This work included using catastrophe risk models to communicate increased exposures under changing climate conditions. Kat was also a 2022 Climate Corps Fellow through the Environmental Defense Fund where she worked with Olmsted County, MN serving as a project manager on their Climate Sustainability Task Force.

Kat served in the education sector of the United States Peace Corps in Tanzania from 2016-2018. She developed curriculums, taught bilingually to low-resource classrooms, served on committees to promote equitable use of hands-on science and math in national curriculums, and co-led several conferences promoting topics that benefitted the autonomy of women and girls in Tanzania.

Kat holds a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy from Clark University and a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Penn State University. In her schooling, she focused on climate change impacts and adaptation and weather risk management.

Specialized Areas: climate change risk models, catastrophe modeling, climate policy, climate mitigation, climate adaptation, risk assessment, climate advocacy, climate-smart agriculture