Patrice M Palmer uses they/them/their pronouns and calls both the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Detroit, MI home.
Patrice holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science with a specialization in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Social Justice with an emphasis on Educational Equity and Change Management from Marygrove College. They are a Doctoral candidate in the School of Education at Baylor University where their work revolves around gender variance, workplace inclusion, leadership and organizational change, social responsibility and curriculum integration. Patrice is a published author and centers equity, diversity, inclusion and justice within their writing and intentionally focuses on the concept of intersectional leadership within their teaching methods. Patrice is a an award winning diversity, equity and inclusion educator as well as a TEDx speaker. Patrice combines academic theory with lived experiences to create a new framework for challenging how DEI shows up in the workplace. Patrice is the CEO and Principle Consultant at eROOT Consulting, LLC; a diversity and inclusion consulting firm they founded in 2019. Patrice is also an adjunct instructor/academic advisor and DEI educator in the College of Business at Colorado State University and has a joint position with New Belgium Brewing Company as their inaugural Diversity & Inclusion subject matter expert.