Kathleen Song

MPA, Domestic Policy
School of Public & International Affairs
Class of 2027

Kathleen Song (MPA ’27) is Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI) Graduate Fellow focusing her studies on climate and environmental policy. She completed her undergraduate degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University, during which she was elected to the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society and selected as a Tau Beta Pi National Scholar as well as a recipient for the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence in 2019. During her undergraduate career, Kathleen has worked as a research assistant for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change where she reviewed and fact-checked the manuscript of the “Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate” before it was published in 2019. In summer 2022, she interned at the US Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division as a legal research intern in the Environmental Enforcement Section. Kathleen has also volunteered with the Citizens’ Climate Lobby where she organized for bipartisan carbon pricing legislation and conducted research with Princeton University’s Urban Nexus Lab, the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, and UCLA’s Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering, through which she co-authored a paper on modeling air pollution in the Western US. Kathleen is originally from Orange County, California and is a proud member of the Episcopal Church at Princeton.

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