Kit Batten

Global Climate Change Coordinator, USAID

Kit Batten is Global Climate Change Coordinator at USAID. Prior to her appointment at USAID, she was senior science and policy fellow and program director at the Heinz Center’s Institute for Science Communication and Policy Development. In this role, she taught scientists how to communicate about the results of their research with policy makers and the media. Batten previously served as the science advisor to the Deputy Secretary of the Interior where she focused her efforts on the communication of climate change science, adaptation strategies for cultural and natural resources, and mitigation strategies. She received a B.A. in chemistry from Oberlin College and a M.S. and Ph.D. in ecology from the University of California, Davis.