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Katherine Cushing
Executive Director

Katherine Cushing is the Executive Director of CommUniverCity San José and an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at San José State University. Katherine’s areas of expertise include sustainable water resources management, behavioral change, residential street livability and environmental policy implementation. She recently served as the faculty advisor for SJSU’s Environmental Resource Center, a student-run peer-to-peer environmental outreach organization that educates several thousand students, faculty, staff, and community members every year. From 2009 to 2011, Dr. Cushing was the University’s first Sustainability Director and helped establish the University’s Sustainability Board. Before joining San José State, Dr. Cushing was the Associate Director for the Program on Urban Studies at Stanford University.