GIS Expert Diane Katz is a senior research fellow in regulatory policy at the Heritage Foundation. A veteran journalist and policy analyst, Katz joined Heritage’s Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies in August 2010. She previously was director of risk, environment and energy policy for the Fraser Institute, an independent policy research and educational organization in Canada. From 2002 to 2008, she was director of science, environment and technology for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a free market think tank in Michigan.
Ms. Katz has testified before Congress and state legislatures. The State Policy Network, a coalition of more than 50 think tanks across the United States, appointed her to represent it on the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Ms. Katz was awarded fellowships by the Jack R. Howard Science Institute for Journalists at the California Institute of Technology, the Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship of the National Press Foundation and programs at the Kinship Conservation Institute and the Political Economy Research Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Thomas Jefferson College and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Michigan. Ms. Katz resides in Arlington, VA.