Katelyn Widness attended Florida State University (FSU), where she earned her Bachelors in Environmental Science and then completed her Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. It was at FSU, working with Dr. Robert Deyle, that she learned the skills and the importance of planning for a changing climate.
For the past six years, Katelyn has worked at Kimley-Horn, a national consulting firm on projects related to transportation planning, environmental planning, and community engagement. Katelyn primarily works with local and state agencies on a wide variety of projects throughout Florida.
She has begun working with her Kimley-Horn partners across the country focusing on the growing practice of developing and implementing plans for Climate Adaptation and Community Resiliency.
Most recently, this has resulted in being selected by Florida’s Capital City, Tallahassee, to prepare their Community Resilience Plan, an exciting project that is the first for the City and within the region.