Cat Lum’s purpose is to use her passion for community and history to fight for racial equity. Her work seeks to empower our future leaders to build equitable spaces and to live in alignment with their purpose, fueled by her 7 years as a high school teacher and instructional coach with Uncommon Schools (where she loved teaching AP US History and leading DEI programming). In addition to serving as Director of Programs at nXu, a purpose development program for youth and adults, and a facilitator with Collective: A DEI Lab, she is also the co-founder of Roots to Revolution, which teaches courses on the history of systemic racism and enacting antiracist change. Cat also serves on the Advisory Board for Teens Take Charge and holds a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University, an M.A. in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.