Kathleen Corradi is New York City’s first Citywide Director of Rodent Mitigation, bringing over a decade of community engagement, program development, and facilities operations to the role. Leading the city’s initiatives to address rodent-related issues, Kathy focuses on science, evidence-based strategies, and coalition building. Starting as an elementary teacher in Central Brooklyn and program lead at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Corradi developed the Zero Waste Schools program at the New York City Public Schools Office of Sustainability. As the District of Education’s Queens Director of Space Planning, she optimized public schools’ building utilization and resource distribution. Corradi holds a Biology degree from Eckerd College and a Master’s in Urban Sustainability from The City College of New York.