Katherine Hagemann is the Climate Adaptation & Resilience Planner of the City of San Rafael. The majority of her work focuses on strengthening the city’s resilience to the impacts of climate change, such as sea level rise and extreme weather events, and on developing a comprehensive approach to address climate-related risks and ensure the city’s long-term prosperity.
Prior to working for San Rafael City, she was the Resilience Program Manager for the Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience’s Adaptation Department and collaborated on coastal climate adaptation as part of the National Disaster Resilience Competition and post-Sandy Rebuild by Design competitions.
She earned her Master of Environmental Science degree from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science. In this degree, she studied how cities can use a hybrid of gray and green infrastructure to reduce flood risks and adapt to rising sea levels.