Growing up in downtown Chicago taught me environmental issues are everywhere. Far from the woods, urban nature and sustainable cities can thrive. Today, I write about clean energy, urban environmental issues, green jobs, science education and community health. I also manage websites and create social media content.
My name is Kat Friedrich; I’m based in the Boston area. If you’re interested in learning more about my work or collaborating with me, please contact me.
I’ve written a thesis and reports exploring environmental communication practices. You can find free tips in my Green Communication Guide.
“[Kat] is an impressive science writer who is never afraid to dig deep or ask difficult questions. She is well-versed in the issues and is dedicated to pushing the field forward. I have great respect for her both as a person and as a writer.”
- Kate Tillery-Danzer, Science Writer
“Kat has played an indispensable role in designing, launching, producing and consistently improving the Clean Energy Finance Source, the biweekly newsletter of the Clean Energy Finance Center. I thoroughly enjoy working with Kat, who is conscientious, creative, and very easy to work with.”
- Craig Diamond, Executive Director, Clean Energy Finance Center
“Katherine was creative, productive and a great team member. She consistently met deadlines and showed tremendous personal initiative in supporting project goals. I highly recommend her.”
- Professor Bruce Herbert, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University
“Katherine is a tenacious researcher; her writing is a model of clarity and insight. After five years, I still use her thesis to guide graduate students who are just beginning their research projects.”
- Associate Professor Samuel Dennis, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Landscape Architecture
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- M.S., Science and Environmental Journalism – Land Resources Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Web design certification
- Social media courses
- Created many science-related newsletters, one of which has a 60 percent click-through rate (which is unusually high for its industry)
- Wrote feature articles on brownfields, clean energy, diversity in science education, agricultural innovations, smart growth, and many other topics
- Took a leadership role in three website redesign projects (including http://www.aceee.org/, a major energy efficiency website)
- Wrote and/or ghostwrote five books for science faculty; one of the book proposals was accepted by MIT Press
- Produced research reports on energy efficiency, environmental behavior, and diversity-friendly science education
- Managed engineering, research and communications projects in university, nonprofit, government and business settings
News and Opinion Pieces
Earth Island Journal
Real Energy Writers (also published by The Energy Collective, Clean Energy Finance Source, Renewable Energy World and/or CleanTechnica) (funder: Clean Energy Finance Center)
On Campus with Women (funder: National Science Foundation; promotional)
Environmental Data Resources (funders: EDR and R.R. Donnelly)
On Wisconsin (funder: OW)
WBUR & Our Bodies Our Blog
The Energy Collective
Sustainable Cities Collective
Patch.com (funder: “e” inc.; promotional)
The Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow (volunteer project; advocacy)
Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (funder: National Science Foundation; promotional)
Wisconsin State Journal (funder: WSJ)
Books and Book Chapters
Reaching All Students: A Resource for Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (funder: National Science Foundation)
Case Studies in Inclusive Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (funder: National Science Foundation)
To Improve the Academy (funder: National Science Foundation)
Getting Culture (funder: National Science Foundation)
For more information about my work, please contact me.
Any statements I post on this site reflect my own opinions and do not represent the views of any organization or publication listed above. The articles above are not promotional or advocacy pieces unless listed as such.