Katie (Fletcher) Lyons is the Communications Manager for WRI’s Forests Program. She is responsible for developing and implementing strategic communications to help advance the mission of WRI’s Forests Program and Global Forest Watch initiative.

Prior to WRI, Katie served as communications coordinator for the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development where she supported international climate negotiations, focusing primarily on a campaign to phase out the greenhouse gas, HFCs, under the Montreal Protocol treaty.

Katie holds a B.A. in Global Studies with an emphasis in Global Peace and Security from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Katie regularly practices yoga in her free time and received Ashtanga yoga teacher certification in Rishikesh, India. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her partner, Evan, and pup, Oliver.