I have dedicated my career to helping clients develop practical, incremental solutions to environmental challenges that can sometimes feel overwhelming. It is a privilege to work with colleagues and clients who are devoted to building a better world, on the foundations of science, information, and communication.
Over the course of her career, Carolyn Gillette has supported environmental programs at the national, regional, and state level—as a program and project manager, researcher, and educator, with a focus on the water sector. She has applied her program implementation, regulatory development and compliance, funding and finance, and adaptation and resilience expertise to help clients develop and implement numerous national funding and outreach programs to support states and tribes in enhancing and protecting water and natural resources, with a particular focus on addressing the needs of under-resourced communities.
Carolyn has supported the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other public sector and non-profit clients for over 20 years. For EPA’s Office of Water, she has designed and led Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act program review and compliance initiatives and developed tools to help the water sector evaluate challenges and solutions related to aging infrastructure, emerging contaminants, and climate change. She leads collaborative efforts to design and implement watershed-based research, education, and funding programs, and has helped manage comprehensive support for EPA’s State Revolving Fund and Water Pollution Control Grant Programs. For EPA’s Office of Research and Development, she helped develop an indicator-based, cross-sector framework to evaluate the resilience of urban communities to climate change. For the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Carolyn led a national assessment of needs and opportunities for funding coastal resilience.
Carolyn holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.Sc. in international relations from the London School of Economics. She is an active volunteer for local and national organizations focused on water resources, drinking water protection, and climate change education.