Katie Auth is the Policy Director of the Energy for Growth Hub. Previously, she served as Senior Development Finance Advisor at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and was a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Africa Policy Accelerator. Before that, she was Acting Deputy Coordinator of the US Government’s Power Africa initiative, working across the interagency and with the US Congress and the private sector to drive technical, financial, and diplomatic support for energy development in sub-Saharan Africa. Before joining Power Africa, Katie served as a Senior Analyst for Climate and Energy at Worldwatch Institute, where she analyzed power sector reform and investment in the Caribbean and West Africa. Katie is a nonresident scholar with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Africa Program. She holds an MSc in Natural Resource Management from the University of Akureyri and a BA from Bowdoin College. Katie is a co-host of the Hub’s podcast series High Energy Planet with Research Director Rose Mutiso.