Kristen Cothran is the communications manager at the Climate Leadership Initiative (CLI), where she is responsible for creating and disseminating content for a variety of CLI audiences and outlets, including the climatelead.org website.
With nearly a decade of experience spanning industries and organizations and a passion for equity and social impact, Kristen has honed her ability to create effective communication strategies that resonate with diverse audiences. Prior to joining CLI, she worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the Coronavirus Task Force; Emory University, where she worked on increasing minority participation in clinical trials; and USA Today. Kristen has a master’s degree in public administration with a focus on non-profit management.
At CLI Kristen will leverage her extensive experience in communications, digital media strategy, and brand and project management to help drive climate action. She aspires to see a world in which all people have the power, conditions, and resources to achieve an optimal quality of life.