Kat Mills brings multiple decades of education experience to educators in the United States. Ms. Mills is currently a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) consultant. In this capacity, she has served as science textbook co-author, reviewer, curriculum writer, and copyright editor for 17 national science textbooks for grades 6-12.
Through her consulting work with STEM Development, LLC, Delta Education, Carolina Biological, and Amplify, she has conducted professional development sessions in 36 states. She is best known for her hands-on science workshops at National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the Conference for Advancement Science Teaching (CAST), and the Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC) from 2003 through 2018. In 2003, Kat was one of a select few educators to reach the Teacher In Space astronaut interview round.
In her former role as science teacher, her high school students accompanied her on many field expeditions: camping, deep see fishing, star-gazing, shrimp trawling, coastal water quality testing, observing open heart surgery, and autopsies at a medical examiner’s office.
Kat has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Biology and a Master’s Degree in Zoology. She is certified in SCUBA and a former dolphin and sea lion trainer in Galveston, Texas. Kat recently moved from the Houston metropolitan area and is living near Austin, Texas.