Catherine Fullerton

Catherine Fullerton

Catherine Fullerton is a development associate for corporate and foundation relations at the Earth Institute. She previously worked for the Peace Corps as an agribusiness consultant and agriculture-extension agent in Bolivia and Nicaragua. Because of her experience living and working in rural settings, she is no longer afraid of scorpions.

Recent Posts


Partnering for Change: Columbia Water Center Collaborates on World Water Day

In celebration of World Water Day 2014, the Columbia Water Center is partnering with several companies to bring attention to water stress and discuss innovative solutions to global water challenges.

by |March 21, 2014
Climate Ride participants celebrating the end of their 300 mile ride in Washington, D.C.

From Consulting to Cycling: MSSM Alumni Join Climate Ride

MSSM alums JD Capuano, Eileen Quigley, and Ryan Meinke have gone on to make businesses more sustainable, adaptive and innovative through their work as consultants. This September, the group will take their passion for sustainability one step further when they ride 320 miles from New York City to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness and support for the Earth Institute.

by |August 19, 2013
A community health worker and child in Ruhiira, Uganda. Credit: Genevieve Barnard

Making the First 1,000 Days Count: EI Partners with TABLE FOR TWO

With generous support from TABLE FOR TWO, Earth Institute scientists have begun a research study in the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) in Ruhiira, Uganda, to evaluate different methods for delivering nutrition to young children in rural, low-income settings.

by |June 4, 2013
Lenfest National Grid Blog

National Grid Joins the Corporate Circle

The Earth Institute is pleased to welcome National Grid into the Corporate Circle, a collective partnership of leading corporations from across the globe committed to pursuing sustainable development objectives. Through a generous gift, National Grid will support sustainable energy research at the Earth Institute.

by |May 17, 2013
Photo: Climate Ride

A Partnership to Promote Change: Climate Ride and the Earth Institute

Climate Ride, a national organization promoting climate change awareness, and the Earth Institute recently announced their new partnership.

by |April 16, 2013
A farmer works on a water canal at a CWC project site in North Gujarat, India. Photo: Columbia Water Center.

Partnering to Expand Access to Water: PepsiCo and CWC Announce Achievement of Safe Water Goal

Earth Institute partner PepsiCo has achieved its stated goal of partnering with organizations, including the Columbia Water Center, to provide access to safe water to three million people in developing countries by the end of 2015.

by |March 28, 2013
Bottles for Pep Blog

New Software Speeds Carbon Footprinting

Taking a big step towards helping companies accurately label the carbon footprint of their products, researchers at the Earth Institute have developed new software that can calculate the carbon footprints of thousands of products simultaneously.

by |October 10, 2012
Schoolchildren in Assam, India. Photo: Michael Foley/World Bank.

IKEA Foundation Pledges $2.5 Million to Earth Institute Project in India

In partnership with Earth Institute researchers, the IKEA Foundation has pledged over $2.5 million to help improve the quality of education through pilot projects in two Indian states.

by |September 20, 2012
A new water tower in Inga, Brazil, behind a home now recieving running water.

Water Center, PepsiCo Foundation Present Sustainable Water Successes at Rio+20

The rural communities of Ceará, Brazil, had long been accustomed to drought and the problems that result: food insecurity, death of livestock, and conflict over scarce water resources. While Ceara’s problems may have been typical of a water scarce region in the developing world, the work of the Columbia Water Center and PepsiCo Foundation has… read more

by |July 2, 2012
Climate Riders nearing the Capitol. Photo courtesy of

MSSM Student Goes the Extra Mile for Earth Institute Programs

MSSM Student Scott Miller is nearing completion of his 300 mile ride from New York City to Washington, D.C. Find out how you can help support him.

by |May 23, 2012