Katherine Walsh is a lecturer at the Ford School. She has a joint appointment with U-M's Office of University Development (OUD) as both the director of student engagement and director of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. As part of the University of Michigan's five year initiative for creating a more vibrant campus, Walsh heads department-wide efforts toward implementing policies aimed at diversifying and creating more equitable opportunities for OUD staff, donors, and volunteers. Walsh also oversees all student philanthropy efforts and was the program designer for the nationally award-winning Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP), which is now in its twelfth year. Prior to her work at Michigan, Walsh worked as director of alumni, coordinator of admissions, and part-time instructor at Saint Joseph Academy in Brownsville, Texas. She received her BA in history and BA in theatre from the University of Notre Dame, her MA from the University of Michigan Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, and her MPP from the Ford School.