Kye serves as technical lead for climate risk and resilience work across Cadmus’ international and domestic portfolios. He manages teams and directs technical work on projects ranging from city-level sustainability plans and climate resilience assessments for water utilities to climate risk screening for over $1.5 billion of USAID programming across various sectors and dozens of countries.
Previously, Kye held research and project management positions across various centers within the Earth Institute at Columbia University, where he led climate risk management activities for developing countries with a focus on water, agriculture, and urban planning. He served on the adjunct faculty at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), where he co-led courses on international climate risk policy and planning. Kye has published and presented widely on climate risk, adaptation, and disasters, including contributions in a Cambridge University Press manuscript, Elsevier’s Treatise on Water Science, and peer-reviewed journals.
Kye holds a Master of International Affairs (MIA) from Columbia University’s SIPA, with concentrations in both Environmental Policy and Urban Policy, and a bachelor’s degree from Rice University with dual majors in Economics and Policy Studies.