Kat Miller-Stevens is an Associate Professor in the Economics and Business Department at Colorado College and is also the Director of the State of the Rockies Project. Kat teaches nonprofit management, policy advocacy, accounting, and social entrepreneurship courses. She considers herself an enthusiastic teacher and scholar with an intent to make significant contributions to her field of study and the greater community at large. Her publications focus on four areas including individual motivations to work in the nonprofit sector and serve on nonprofit boards, collaboration between the sectors to solve social and environmental issues, and nonprofit public policy influence. Prior to joining Colorado College, Kat taught for six years in the School of Public Service at Old Dominion University in Virginia where her teaching and research focused on public policy and the nonprofit sector. Before moving to Virginia, Kat spent ten years working in the nonprofit sector in Denver as a budget coordinator, grants manager, and program evaluator. Kat earned her undergraduate Liberal Arts degree in History from Colorado State University in 1999, a Master of Nonprofit Management degree from Regis University in 2004, and a Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the University of Colorado Denver in 2010. She is also a proud AmeriCorps alumna. In addition to serving on the board of the Colorado Nonprofit Association, Kat currently serves on the boards of directors of the J.H. Edmondson Foundation and the National Institute for Social Impact.