Kate Cullen is a PhD Student in the Energy & Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley. Drawing on a background in earth sciences and public policy, her research takes a data-driven approach to key questions of the global governance of climate mitigation and local operationalization of adaptation in the water sector in mountain regions. She arrives to the role of Associate following a year of research with ONZ that included co-authoring the net zero global stocktake, leading a US net zero working paper and serving on the Oxford organizing teams for the UN Race to Zero criteria consultations and UK Net Zero All-Party Parliamentary Group decarbonisation series. Kate’s current work includes co-leading an Oxford/Berkeley research group on operationalizing equity in net zero targets, among other projects. She holds an MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management from the University of Oxford and a dual BA in Earth Sciences and History from Wesleyan University. Kate is a Fulbright Fellow and NSF Food-Energy-Water Nexus Fellow.