About Katelyn Roedner Sutter

Katelyn Roedner Sutter

California State Director


Areas of expertise:

California climate policy, environmental justice, cap and trade, air quality, land use & transportation policy.


Katelyn leads and coordinates EDF’s political engagement and advocacy work in California, and supports the organization’s water, climate, energy, and transportation policy goals in the state including implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act.

In the over five years Roedner Sutter has been with EDF, she has led state-level engagement on climate policy in California elsewhere across the Western United States and contributed to EDF’s work on international carbon markets. She has co-led the organization’s Environmental Justice Council and serves as the Assembly appointee to California’s Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee. Prior to joining EDF, Roedner Sutter led the environmental justice program at Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Stockton.


Katelyn has worked on environmental justice issues in California’s San Joaquin Valley focusing on air quality, climate change, and local land use. She had led coalition work to advocate for policy change, lobbied lawmakers on behalf of rural and environmental justice communities in California, and worked with faith communities to spur action on climate change.


MA, Ethics & Social Theory, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA
BA, International Affairs, economics concentration, The George Washington University, Washington, DC


Policy Brief: Washington State’s Climate Commitment Act. Low Carbon Prosperity Institute and Environmental Defense Fund.

A Roadmap for Linkage: Aligning California and Washington's Carbon Prices. International Emissions Trading Association and Environmental Defense Fund