Katie Altobello-Czescik is a San Diego native committed to progressing the region towards a sustainable future. She works as a professional assistant for the City of Oceanside’s Zero Waste team and for Certain Solar as a data consultant. She is dedicated to public service as a form of protecting the environment and the people that live, work, and play in it for generations to come.
Katie received her MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs where she gained knowledge and skills to become an effective public servant and sustainability professional. She received her BA in Political Science with minors in environmental studies and archaeology from Loyola Marymount University. As a student, she spent time interning for WE ACT for Environmental Justice combining her passions for the natural world and social justice. Throughout college she also interned with multiple government agencies and political offices including the Office of Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin, The City of Del Mar’s City Manager Department, and the California Democratic Party.
After graduating, Katie spent a summer launching a community-scale energy project with Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate Corps with the City of Fresno and was awarded the 2016 EDF Climate Corps Collaboration Award. She returned to San Diego in August 2016 and joined Barbara Bry’s San Diego City Council campaign prior to obtaining her current positions. Katie enjoys crafting, learning about and interacting with animals, and finding the best San Diego eats.