HRC Staff

Kelly Catlett, Associate Western States Director
Sacramento, CA

Email: kelly at hydroreform dot org

As Hydropower Reform Coalition staff, Kelly coordinates the activities of the coalition’s western members and serves as a liaison between them and Coalition staff in Washington, D.C. Kelly also spearheads the HRC’s government relations work in California. Kelly joined American Rivers in 2016. Prior to working for the HRC, Kelly was the Government Relations Consultant to the California Hydropower Reform Coalition and she spent nearly a decade as the Hydropower Reform Policy Advocate for Friends of the River. Kelly has a Political Science from the University of California, Davis and a J.D. from California Western School of Law.

Rupak Thapaliya, National Coordinator
Washington, D.C.

Email: rupak at hydroreform dot org

Rupak joined the HRC in 2007. As a Coalition staff, he is responsible for information interchange and strategy exchanges between Coalition members.  He provides support to the HRC chair in policy work and handles administrative functions for the Coalition.  Prior to working at HRC, Rupak interned with the Winneshiek County Soil and Water Conservation District in Decorah, Iowa and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency in Collinsville, IL. Rupak obtained his MS in Environmental Policy from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL, and BA in Environmental Management from Luther College, IA.