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Guest: Kylie Patterson
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Kylie Patterson is an accomplished programs director, consultant, writer, researcher and public policy analyst with expertise in economic, small business and workforce development. She has demonstrated an ability to evaluate complex subjects to extract the relevant issues and develop achievable plans of action. Most recently, Kylie served as the Director of Economic Inclusion at Johns Hopkins University and Medical Center where she led HopkinsLocal, BLocal and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. During her tenure, Johns Hopkins increased its local and minority spend by more than $500 million; hired over 2,000 Baltimore residents (many with criminal records) and trained over 400 small business owners. Her commitment to economic equity and drive have led to her current position; serving as the Professional Staff Member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. On this Committee, Kylie promotes national policies that support businesses owned by people of color, women and those with disabilities.
Kylie graduated magna cum laude from Temple University, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in African American Studies and Political Science, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and was selected as a Harry S. Truman Scholar from Pennsylvania. She holds a master's degree in public policy (MPP) from the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota -Twin Cities.