Krishna Pattisapu (they/them/theirs) earned their Ph.D. in Culture and Communication from the University of Denver in 2014. They have 12 years of work experience in higher education, including academic instruction, college pathway, and pre-collegiate program administration, and first-generation student support. They are an advocate for intersectional social justice, LGBTQ+ students, and students of color. They have volunteered and served in leadership roles in various LGBTQ+ community organizations in Boulder and Denver. They live in Longmont with their husband, Cole, and their cat, Maggie.