Kathleen Fitzpatrick, MS is the Senior Program Manager for the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE). In this role, Kathleen assists a national team of equity professionals that build educators’ capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity, and workforce diversity. In addition to her role at NAPE, Kathleen leads the Southern Colorado Girls’ STEM Initiative (SCGSI), a regional organization that supports over 400 middle school girls in exploring careers in STEM. Kathleen has conducted extensive research and is a sought-after speaker on the topic of females in STEM, including gender equity in the classroom. Kathleen is also an instructor for the Bachelor of Innovation™ program at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Prior to becoming an educator and advocate, Kathleen worked in industry as an engineer and engineering manager for Hewlett Packard. Kathleen received a BS and MS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and a BA in Management Engineering from Claremont McKenna College.