Katharine O’Brien Rohn ’82

Katharine O'Brien Rohn ’82

Chair · Conservation and Education Nonprofit Leader

Darien, CT


Kit earned her B.A. in Environmental Studies and Fine Arts from Dartmouth College and is a full-time volunteer in the areas of education and conservation. In addition to her leadership role at Walker’s, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Wildlife Refuge Association, and also serves on the board of Horizons at The Ethel Walker School, the first all-girls Horizons program in the country. Kit was a founding member of Conservation International, a nonprofit environmental organization that focuses on science, policy, and partnership with businesses and communities to accomplish its goal of protecting nature as a source of food, fresh water, livelihoods, and a stable climate. Kit volunteers as a bird bander for the Connecticut Audubon Society and has previously served as President of the Darien Audubon Society and as an educator for the National Audubon Society. She has recently completed training to become an EMT. Prior to serving as Board Chair, Kit chaired the Head of School Search. In 2017, she received the Margot Rose ’80 Distinguished Alumnae Award, The Ethel Walker School’s highest alumnae honor.