Kat Macías is a queer Puerto Rican and Cuban Jew-by-Choice who brings their intersectional anti-oppression praxis to Avodah after having completed a M.Ed. in Higher Education from Merrimack College. During their graduate studies, Kat researched and developed a Queer Students of Color Leadership Development Curriculum. Most recently, they served as the Multicultural Achievement Peer Program (MAPP) Coordinator at Middlesex Community College in Massachusetts where they managed a program that directly supported low-income, first generation, international, and undocumented students of color. Kat moved to DC from Boston where they participated in the JOIN for Justice Fellowship and worked at Keshet two years leading community building programs and LGBTQ inclusion trainings. Kat also enjoys reviving family recipes, dancing to in kitchens, and creating art.