Katherine Schutes, J.D., serves as Staff Attorney, Eastern Region and is a Research Fellow at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.

In 2023 Katherine received her J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where she earned a certificate in Environmental Law. While attending law school, she focused on assisting environmental justice communities through the Maryland Environmental Law Clinic and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Katherine also completed a public health research internship with the National Conference of State Legislatures. Her areas of interest include environmental health, sustainability analytics, injury prevention with an emphasis on motor vehicle safety, and public health advocacy. Katherine also holds a B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.