Carolyn Gillette

Carolyn Gillette

Vice President

I have dedicated my career to helping clients develop practical, incremental solutions to environmental challenges that can sometimes feel overwhelming. It is a privilege to work with colleagues and clients who are devoted to building a better world, on the foundations of science, information, and communication.


Over the course of her career, Carolyn Gillette has supported environmental programs at the national, regional, and state level—as a researcher, educator, and project and program manager—with a focus on water sector infrastructure, regulatory compliance, funding and finance, and adaptation and resilience. She has helped clients develop and implement numerous national funding and outreach programs to support states and tribes in enhancing and protecting water and natural resources, with a particular focus on addressing the needs of under-resourced communities.

Carolyn has supported the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for over 20 years, leading research, regulatory, and program implementation, as well as data analysis efforts for the State Revolving Fund and other programs. For EPA’s Office of Water, she has designed and led Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act program review and compliance initiatives and developed tools to help the water sector evaluate challenges and solutions related to aging infrastructure, emerging contaminants, and climate change. For EPA’s Office of Research and Development, she helped develop an indicator-based, cross-sector framework to evaluate the resilience of urban communities to climate change. She also managed comprehensive support for EPA’s Water Pollution Control Grant program, and EPA’s public outreach concerning the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water. For the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Carolyn led a national assessment of needs and opportunities for funding coastal resilience.

Carolyn holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.Sc. in international relations from the London School of Economics. She is an active volunteer for local and national organizations focused on water resources protection and climate change education.