Kathryn Wendell smiling standing outside in front of a building with mountains in the background
Executive Director
Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility • University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business

Kathryn has over two decades of experience leading global social impact and sustainability programs within the public, private, and higher education sectors.

As the Executive Director of the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility (CESR) at CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, Kathryn helps to empower business leaders to drive solutions to environmental, social, and ethical challenges. Previously, Kathryn was the Director of Program Delivery at Stanford University's Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (known as Stanford Seed). Earlier in her career, Kathryn worked as a Corporate Responsibility Manager at Chevron Corporation, a Sustainable Development Specialist at the World Bank, and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador.

Kathryn has an MBA from UC Berkeley, an MA in Forestry & Cultural Anthropology from Yale, and a BA with honors from Dartmouth College. She enjoys adventure traveling and has visited over 80 countries around the world.


  • MBA, University of California, Berkeley
  • MA in Forestry & Cultural Anthropology, Yale
  • BA, Dartmouth College