Kiri Kilpatrick is the Associate Director of Graduate Student Development in the office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS). In her role, she serves as an advisor to the GSA and the discipline-specific GSAs as well as collaborates with these groups to enhance the academic, professional, and leadership development of graduate students. She works closely to assist their efforts both as a mentor and as an advocate to the administration. She received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in chemical and biomolecular engineering from Rice University.