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Kati is a second-year graduate student at the University of Vermont studying Community Development & Applied Economics, with a concentration in Community Resilience and Planning. Her research focuses on Vermont’s “new economy,” including social entrepreneurship and holistic wellbeing measurement; her thesis work includes an empirical analysis of the “Vermont Happiness Survey,” and an examination of the challenges and opportunities to the implementation of new indicators of wellbeing. Before returning to school, Kati worked with the Vermont Public Interest Research Group for four years as an advocate, organizer, and researcher. In that time, she helped to grow and strengthen the door-to-door canvass program, build new policy areas, and support wide ranging campaigns from toxic chemical reform to paid family leave. Kati is passionate about empowering communities to thrive in our changing climate and economy, and is excited to support GNHUSA’s mission to provide the tools to do so.

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