Kate Winter, PhD leads the team at Kate Winter Evaluation, LLC (KWE). KWE is the external evaluator for QC’s U.S. Dept. of Education-funded HSI-STEM project, Bridges across Eastern Queens. Dr. Winter has worked with major NSF initiatives (e.g., ADVANCE, HBCU-UP, S STEM) since 2003. Her areas of evaluation expertise include diversity in STEM, college student access and retention, professional development for faculty, and institutional cultural change. Dr. Winter is a member of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), adheres to AEA professional and ethical principles, and follows the “What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)” standards established by the U.S. Dept. of Education, and the “Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development” written by the Institute of Education Sciences and NSF.