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Mary Kate Wilkerson is the STEM Engagement Coordinator for iSTEM and serves as the coordinator for the GEMS Mentoring Program. After graduating with a BA in Theatre Arts from Rollins College and earning a Master of Social Work from the University of Central Florida, Mary Kate has worked with youth in a variety of settings across the Central Florida area, most notably in STEM education. Mary Kate’s passion for helping students succeed and her interest in science has brought her to her current role, where she works to develop and coordinate programs and grants that support and enhance STEM education and support for both undergraduate and graduate students at The University of Central Florida.