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Katrina Martich is the Environmental Associate for the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy and serves as an environmental policy resource for Texas Impact. She brings to the organizations over 28 years of experience as an environmental engineer serving Federal, state, and municipal governments. Katrina coordinates Texas Interfaith Power & Light and provides support and resources for its network of local organizations across Texas.
Katrina’s prior experience includes time as an environmental manager for the City of Arlington, environmental project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and senior project manager for a national environmental firm. She also was a small business owner, having started and operated an environmental consulting company for municipal governments. Katrina served as a member of and chaired the City of El Paso Open Space Advisory Board and the North Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Stormwater Management Coordinating Council.
Katrina graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering, now called Biosystems Engineering, and in 2012 received their Outstanding Alumna Award. She holds a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, where her graduate work focused on water resources. Katrina is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control.
Currently Katrina is in education and formation to become a Lutheran deaconess. In addition to theological studies and service requirements, the program forms diaconal identity through commitment to a diaconal community and spiritual development. Prior to her recent move, Katrina was an active member of the Interfaith Alliance of El Paso and Southern New Mexico. She now lives in Fort Worth, with her husband and their three rescued cats, and where she volunteers at an equitherapy facility.