Hello! My name is Kate and I have just joined CO2balance as a new Carbon Projects Officer. I will be predominantly focusing on improved cookstove projects in Rwanda and safe water projects in Uganda, however I am also excited to get stuck into researching new opportunities, especially those involving nature-based solutions.
I graduated in 2019 from the University of York with a BSc in Biology which included an amazing field trip to Tanzania where my group decided the most interesting thing to research was poo! It was during my undergraduate degree that I became more interested in the climate crisis. After COVID-19 scuppered my international travel plans, I had a break working in various roles for the NHS and then decided to pursue an MSc in Sustainable Development. I studied down in Cornwall through the University of Exeter and had an inspiring year learning about global sustainability topics all whilst being a stone’s throw from the beach! During the masters I completed a dissertation project on agroforestry and carbon offsetting opportunities and most importantly a placement with CO2balance themselves! This involved researching the blue carbon potential of seagrass restoration and ultimately led me here.
Outside of work I enjoy exploring nature both in and out of the water, especially after spending a year in Cornwall, and am an occasional terrible tennis player.