Kathleen Klaniecki

Corporate Environmental Sustainability Specialist,
Chemonics International

Kathleen Klaniecki is an experienced sustainability specialist with extensive experience helping organizations develop and implement ambitious sustainability strategies. She currently serves as the Corporate Environmental Sustainability Specialist at Chemonics International, leading sustainability programmatic strategy and reporting. She previously implemented ambitious sustainability programs at universities, municipalities, and school districts in WA, OR, PA, and TX (USA).

Kathleen serves as a lead facilitator for the UNLEASH Global Innovation Lab and is active in several sustainability mentorship programs. She holds a BS in Environmental Science from Linfield University (USA), a MSc in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from University of Manchester (UK), Central European University (HU) and Lund University (SE), and a PhD in Sustainability Science from Leuphana University (DE).

Kathleen lives in Seattle (USA) and enjoys early morning birdwatching, chanterelle foraging, solo travel, and brewing kombucha.