Kacy Redd is Assistant Vice President of Science and Mathematics Education Policy at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). She manages the Science and Mathematics Teaching Imperative (SMTI), a commitment by 132 public research universities to improve science and mathematics teacher preparation, and co-managed a four year NSF project to determine if a national association can promote institutional change to strengthen science teacher preparation at 25 universities (NSF #0831950). She has received funding from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation to develop a Next Generation Science Standards Curriculum Alignment Tool and funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for building a STEM Education Center Network. She serves as staff lead for APLU’s Research Intensive Committee, a committee of 15 presidents of RU1 institutions. Before joining APLU, she served as a science and technology policy fellow at the National Academy of Sciences on the Board of Higher Education and Workforce. Redd received her PhD in neuroscience from Columbia University, where she was funded by a HHMI Predoctoral Fellowship.