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KYLIE PATTERSON

Principal & Founder

Kylie Patterson is a strategic leader working at the intersection of equity & economics and a subject matter expert on financial sufficiency, racial economic inequality and economic inclusion.  She has worked across nonprofit, government, academic and corporate sectors to develop jobs and focus investments in small minority- and women-owned businesses. She is excited to work with you on achieving your diversity goals in hiring and procurement.  She is a Truman Scholar and Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow.


Education:

  • BA, African American Studies and Political Science, College of Liberal Arts, Temple University

  • MPP, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

  • PPIA Fellow, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University


Other Coursework:

  • Design Thinking for Innovative Problem Solving, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Executive Education 

  • Economic Development Strategic Planning, International Economic Development Council

  • Economic Development Finance, National Development Council

Certifications: 

  • Global Learning Partners, Designing Adult Educational Programs

  • Global Career Development Facilitator

  • Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy Trainer

  • Certified LIFE Coach

  • Life Entrepreneur (LE) Trainer 

JESSIKA LOPEZ

Sr. Consultant

Jessika Lopez is a passionate social justice advocate focused on achieving racial equity through equitable community development. She has worked in both local community-based organizations and national nonprofits; spending much of her career focusing on programmatic work supporting communities of color.


Education:

BA, Sociology, San Francisco State University

MSW focusing on Community Organizing/Social Administration, University of Pittsburgh

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