Kimberly (Kaytee) Dobbs
Kimberly Dobbs (a.k.a. Kaytee) grew up in Denver, Colorado, where she spent much of her time exploring the outdoors. In high school she developed a strong affinity for biology, chemistry, and mathematics, and when it came time to choose a major for college, she decided to combine these interests with her love of the outdoors and pursue a BS in Environmental Science at Loyola Marymount University. During her time as an undergraduate, she worked with the sustainability office on campus as a Sustainability Accounting Manager, where she learned about the University’s energy and water usage, waste, food, transportation, finances, and many more areas that have associated environmental impacts. Through working to address these issues she gained an appreciation for the multidisciplinary approach required by sustainability professionals. She also held a summer internship with the Coastal Research Institute that developed into a year-long research project in coastal ecology restoration and management. After graduating, she started work as an Environmental Scientist at a Los Angeles-based consulting firm, working with public, private, and municipal government clients to address various water and biological resource management challenges. A desire to tackle more extensive environmental problems and pivot to sustainability consulting led her to pursue a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management at UCSB’s Bren School. She plans to specialize in Corporate Environmental Management and establish an impactful consulting career solving environmental problems in the private sector and intends to establish her own firm upon building out her network and expertise.