Dr. Cat McManus has had a lifelong interest in differential educational opportunities and issues of equity. She spent nine years in college admissions at Princeton and Penn, where she ran a partnership with a nonprofit focused on increasing access for low-income students, led staff training, and contributed to the Access Team. Her research interests include college access, educational equity, social impact and strategic organizational partnerships. While on Penn GSE’s Academic Innovation team, she focused on communications and social media, community building, and cheerleading the edtech and social impact startup community. She received her doctorate from Penn in Educational Leadership and her AB from Dartmouth College in Anthropology.