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Events

A reference for you to view my work as a facilitator, speaker, and moderator.

Super inspirational!

Lake Tahoe Community College

EOP Conference Keynote Speaker

Friends Smiling

Katherine on stage.

I'm known to execute compelling and engaging speaking engagements and workshops. I'm available in person, virtually, and in combination.

You're such a natural; I can tell you've done this before!

Stephani McGrath, Software Engineer at Pandora

Speaking on a stage

Past Engagements

Welcome to my speaking and facilitation journey.

NASA Earth Science in Pursuing Education. (July 2025)

Audience(s):  NASA

Platform(s): Google Meet

Goal: Consult various NASA proposals from the scientific community to solve a global challenge from a DEIB and systemic perspective.

How to Choose The Right Career Coach

Audience(s):  LinkedIn users, Sista Circle: Black Women in Tech.

Platform(s): StreamYard | LinkedIn Live, Zoom

Goal: Teach potential career coaching clients to choose a career coach worth investing in or what business to use their learning and development budget on. To keep career coaches grounded in ethics and integrity.

Trends in Tech DEIB, and AI

Audience(s):  Northeastern University Global Network Pathways

Platform(s): In person

Goal: Moderate and provide speaking coaching to a panel of women in tech who were new to speaking engagements to tell their stories while honoring confidentiality and the boundaries of their employers. Relate them to the audience of first-generation college students who want to enter the tech industry. 

Racy Conversations with Karen Fleshmen, How to Connect with BIPOC Women

Audience(s):  White women seeking ways to be better allys.

Platform(s):  StreamYard

Goal: To share a personal and professional perspective as to why and why not BIPOC women like myself have white women friends and when I choose not to for self-preservation.

The UX experience and with a DEIB lens

Audience(s):  UX + Design team at Doordash

Platform(s): Zoom

Goal: To teach why DEIB and UX are the same and how one can enhance the other with empathy and inclusive language.

Secure Your Coins and Your Conscience

Audience(s):  United Negro College Fund

Platform(s): Zoom

Goal: To motivate young black professionals to enter the tech industry while sustaining through bias, racism, mircoagressions in the workplace.

Real Talk with Dumas: Working Mother in Tech

Audience(s):  National audience

Platform(s): Podcast

Goal: To expose the sameness and difference in today's work world as a working mother within the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging space and as a non-profit founder at Diversity Community Group.

RedRice with Jaybyrd

Audience(s): Chamorro or those interested in learning about Chamorro experiences.

Platform(s): Podcast

Goal: To share the intersectionalities of multiple identities within the Chamorro community.

Dancing in The Street [While Black]

Audience(s): Sf, East Bay 

Platform(s): Live facilitation

Goal: To maintain peace and center Black voices.

George Floyd Alameda Protest

Audience(s): Sf, East Bay

Platform(s): Speaker

Goal: Motivate and encourage other parents to act against racism. 

Women in Tech:
Global Conference

Audience(s):  Women

Platform(s): Virtual

Goal: Teach how to build your career while keeping true to who you are.

Next Opportunity at Work

Audience(s):  University of California, Berkeley

Platform(s): In person

Goal: To empower and teach impactful networking at work.

Cross-Cultural Communication

Audience(s):  Google, Stratagem Conference

Platform(s): In-person and virtual

Goal: teach a condensed and impactful workshop on active, cross-cultural listening.

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