Catherine Allen works in OSWER's Center for Program Analysis. She co-chairs the EPA Climate Change and Contaminated Lands Working Group that is advancing green remediation, renewable energy development, and carbon sequestration. Prior to working in OSWER, Cathy managed EPA's Office of International Affairs International Environmental Health program and supported Agency preparations for the UN Commission on Sustainable Development and the World Summit on Sustainable Development. She enjoyed a two-year stint as a Mansfield Fellow, living in Japan and assigned to Government of Japan Offices addressing climate change, voluntary standards and certification programs, and sustainable life cycle practices in the economy. Cathy began her career in Regions 5's Water Division and served as the Region 5 Pollution Prevention Coordinator, ISO 14000 voluntary standard coordinator, and workgroup leader charged with improving cross-media performance of Regional programs. She has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.