Kaiba White earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Rice University in 2006 and her master’s degree in urban and environmental policy and planning from Tufts University in 2009. She worked for Public Citizen in 2006 and 2007 and rejoined the Texas office in 2012.
Kaiba contributes to policy research, grassroots organizing, coalition building, online activism and strategic planning for the Texas office, and recruiting and overseeing interns. She is leading our efforts on renewable energy advocacy, as well as our climate policy work in Austin and San Antonio. Kaiba also is the president of Solar Austin, an organization that Public Citizen helped to form to promote the use of local and distributed solar energy in Austin. She serves on the Austin Resource Management Commission, which advises the Austin City Council on matters relating to energy and water conservation and local solar programs.
Before returning to Public Citizen, Kaiba spent two and a half years as a research associate for the Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas in Austin, where she contributed to research on vulnerability to climate change in Africa and used geographic information systems (GIS) to assess and map current and projected climate change impacts and vulnerability in Africa.
Kaiba has been cited and quoted in the Austin Monitor, San Antonio Express News, Declaration, and the Community Impact Newspaper.