Katya Whyte

Senior Manager
  • Development

Katya Whyte is a Senior Manager at RMI, where she works closely with philanthropic foundations to facilitate opportunities to tackle the climate crisis and create a clean, prosperous, zero-​carbon future for all. This includes working with programmatic staff to build fundraising strategies, as well as building new and innovative funding partnerships for the organization.


Prior to her current role, Katya was a Senior Associate with RMI’s Islands Energy Program, where she managed a $2 million Global Environment Facility grant. She also project managed the program’s portfolio in Turks and Caicos, which included running the procurement process for a solar PV project, the first utility-scale renewable energy project for the local utility, Fortis TCI.

Before her time at RMI, Katya was at Virgin Unite, the charitable foundation of the Virgin Group, which stimulated her interest in environmental causes and prompted her move to Carbon War Room, a nonprofit that merged with RMI in 2014.


B.A., East European Studies, University College London


Washington D.C.