Katharine Hayhoe

Chief Scientist at The Nature Conservancy

Katharine Hayhoe has extensive work experience in the field of climate science and policy. Currently, they serve as the Chief Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, a position they started in 2021. Katharine is also a Professor at Texas Tech University, where they have held various roles since 2005, including the Paul Whitfield Horn Distinguished Professor and the Director of the Climate Center. Additionally, they have authored the book "SAVING US: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World," which was published in 2021. Throughout their career, Hayhoe has been involved in various advisory and leadership roles, including serving as an Advisory Council Member for the Energy and Enterprise Initiative, an Advisory Board Member for Citizen's Climate Lobby, and a Leadership Council Member for EcoAmerica MomentUS. Prior to their current positions, they were the CEO of ATMOS Research & Consulting from 1997 until 2021.

Katharine Hayhoe completed their education in a chronological order as follows:

- From 1990 to 1994, they pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics & Astronomy at the University of Toronto - Victoria University.

- From 1995 to 1997, they obtained a Master of Science degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

- From 2009 to 2010, they furthered their education and earned a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.



  • Chief Scientist

    2021 - present

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