kaitlyn bunker

Kaitlyn Bunker

  • Global South

Kaitlyn Bunker, Ph.D., P.E., is a principal with RMI’s Global South program, leading the Climate Finance Access Network (CFAN). In this role she leads the team at RMI that serves as network coordinator for CFAN, which aims to unlock access to climate finance at scale in developing countries. Kaitlyn previously worked with RMI’s Islands Energy Program, leading a diverse team to partner with islands in the Caribbean to support and accelerate their clean energy transitions.


Kaitlyn joined RMI in 2014 after completing a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University. Her dissertation research focused on microgrids, and optimizing control strategies for distributed renewable resources. Kaitlyn is a past recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Education and Awards

Ph.D., M.S., and B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Society of Women Engineers Distinguished New Engineer, 2018