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Caitlin F. McCarthy

Caitlin F. McCarthy
Director, Education, Associates and Corporate Partnerships
(202) 939-3827

Caitlin F. McCarthy is ELI's Director of Education, Associates and Corporate Partnerships. In this role, Caitlin researches, facilitates, and leads programming for both ELI members and the broader public interested in environmental policy and law. Overseeing membership and educational programs, Caitlin engages international and national law firms, Fortune 500 and smaller corporations, and leading NGOs. With a dual focus on membership recruitment and public outreach, Caitlin oversees the Education and Associates Departments as well as 100+ programs per year.

Since joining ELI in 2017, Caitlin has grown participation numbers by 500%, increased institutional memberships, expanded programmatic offerings, and founded and leads the Emerging Leaders Initiative (ELI ELI). Her constant goal is to advance the environmental profession through her work with membership, professional development of emerging professionals, and highly regarded professional education programs on cutting-edge issues in environmental law and policy.

Caitlin earned her MPhil in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge and completed extensive dissertation research on the intersection of food security and urban agriculture. Prior to her Master’s degree, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Sewanee: University of the South with an honors degree in Environmental Studies and History. Caitlin has research experience in food security, agriculture policy, community engagement, environmental justice, and international environmental law, especially UK and EU environmental law.