Dr. Kathleen White
Program Director – Climate Change
Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Dr. Kate White is serving as the Program Director – Climate Change in the Office of the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Environment and Energy Resilience) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Sustainment), beginning in February 2021. Prior to that, she led the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Climate Preparedness and Resilience Community of Practice within the USACE Headquarters, Engineering and Construction Directorate. Dr. White holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. A registered professional engineer with over 33 years’ experience in Federal Service, she develops policy, technical guidance, methods, and tools for climate preparedness, adaptation, and resilience. She received a 2013 GreenGov Presidential Award as Climate Champion and was selected as the USACE 2014 Engineer of the Year.