Kate Soriano began her career as a geologist for the EPA’s Superfund program. Her work explaining science to affected communities made her realize that many people did not have access to a high-quality science education and she wanted to change that. Kate now has more than 20 years of experience teaching K–12 students science in both formal and informal educational settings. Currently, she is supporting New Jersey and New York teachers in their transition toward the Next Generation Science Standards. Kate serves on the EQuIP Science Peer Review Panel and is an NSTA Instructional Coach for three-dimensional teaching and learning. She holds a BS Geology and Geophysics from Boston College, an MS Geology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and an MA Education from Humboldt State University.