As of August 2017, Dr. Caitlin Grady will be joining Penn State as an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and a research associate in the Rock Ethics Institute. Dr. Grady is currently an analyst for US Department of State working on international environmental policy in the areas of transboundary chemicals, waste, and air pollution.
Prior to joining the Department of State, Dr. Grady completed a Women’s Policy Inc. Fellowship and served as a Legislative Assistant managing water, food, and energy policy issues for Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04). She received her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and her master’s and doctoral degree from Purdue University in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department and School of Civil Engineering, respectively. She supported her doctoral research through multiple fellowships and grants including the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the Borlaug Global Food Security Research Fellowship. Dr. Grady’s research interests revolve around the transdisciplinary nature of water resources, particularly within the water, energy, and food security international development community.