Kayla Carey

Manager, Program Development


Kayla joined ClimeCo in 2021 as a Manager for Program Development, specializing in decarbonization for hard-to-abate sectors. With experience in sustainability management and energy policy, she helps energy and industrial clients navigate environmental markets and develop new quantitative methodologies. Before joining ClimeCo, she managed environmental projects and initiatives at a National Historic Landmark and worked in regulatory tracking and analysis at a wholesale power provider.

Kayla holds a master’s degree in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, both from the University of Colorado Boulder. In graduate school, she focused on renewable and sustainable energy and completed a capstone project on the challenges and opportunities for clean energy in electric cooperatives. As an undergraduate, she completed her honors thesis on the impact of rising carbon dioxide on mature plant responses by conducting research at EucFACE (Eucalyptus Free Air CO2 Enrichment) at Western Sydney University in Australia.

Kayla likes to go alpine and backcountry skiing, explore new running and hiking trails, and experiment with baking.