Kerry Kidwell-Slak earned her BS from Duke University in Mechanical Engineering in 2001 and her MA from The George Washington University in Higher Education Administration in 2008. She currently serves as the Director of Membership Marketing for The Optical Society (OSA). Kerry’s career has spanned both technical and non-technical positions with a common thread of inspiring and empowering others to find and claim fulfilling roles in STEM. She is passionate about mentoring, experiential learning, and professional growth. Kerry lives in College Park, MD with her partner, 2 kids, and 110-lbs Great Dane mix, Daisy.