Cathleen Berthelot

Director, Federal Affairs, Coastal and Flood Resilience, Environmental Defense Fund

Cathleen serves as EDF’s Executive Committee member on the Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition, and most recently served as chair of the coalition’s Federal Policy Committee for the past four years, where she led federal advocacy efforts on behalf of the coalition, working with Congress and the Administration to explore and expand opportunities for Louisiana to implement its Coastal Master Plan.

Cathleen attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, graduating cum laude with a double major in Political Science and International Relations. She then went on to work on federal campaigns, spent six years working in the House of Representatives as a legislative director for a Congressman from Colorado, two years working as a lobbyist for a trade association, and then 2 years working for Senator Mary Landrieu in Louisiana. Cathleen has been at EDF since 2015.

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