Kate White was appointed Deputy Secretary of Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination by Governor Brown in September 2013 at the California State Transportation Agency. In that role she works to ensure the state’s transportation policy is closely linked to an agenda of climate protection and affordable housing.
Previously, Kate held several leadership roles that all showed her creativity, intelligence, and passion for creating a more affordable and sustainable Bay Area. These included Initiative Officer at The San Francisco Foundation’s Great Communities Collaborative, Executive Director of the Urban Land Institute San Francisco, founding Executive Director of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition, and founding Co-Director at City CarShare. Kate also worked for Urban Ecology and the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
Kate earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Oberlin College, and Master of Public Administration degree from San Francisco State University.