Kate Bartelt is an environmental scientist and strategic consultant with over 15 years of experience focusing on the intersection of public policy and environmental science. She has led strategic consulting analysis for public sector solid waste and transit agencies; managed public outreach and stakeholder engagement programs with a focus on cultural sensitivity; and led long-term planning development and solid waste research studies. Kate has conducted numerous critical analysis and planning for public solid waste clients to find unique solutions including governance documents, policy evaluations, ordinance revisions and reports. She brings diverse solid waste experience along the waste hierarchy, diversion to disposal, with emphasis on organics diversion, program development, and evaluating new technologies. Kate has collaborated with public policy and program management consulting agencies for over 30 different public projects.