Kaitlin Chell provides strategic analysis, advice, and support to Lewis-Burke clients relating to the environmental sciences, including climate, geology, hazards, natural resources, and oceanography. In addition, she offers expertise in the areas of space science and agricultural policy. Working closely with university and association clients, Ms. Chell interacts with federal agencies and Congress to advise clients of developments that impact their research goals and activities.
Prior to joining Lewis-Burke, Ms. Chell gained policy experience at the American Geophysical Union. She created several advocacy strategies for Congress and the Administration and lobbied on behalf of the Earth and space science communities. She also built support for various coalitions, including the Climate Science Working Group, and actively represented climate science during the debate surrounding cap and-trade in the 111th Congress. Ms. Chell’s experience at a large scientific society and her strong working relationships within the scientific community allow her to shape community strategy and inform client priorities. Additionally, she gained policy experience both on and off Capitol Hill working in the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and at the Department of State.
Ms. Chell graduated cum laude from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Spanish. She currently is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy at Johns Hopkins University.