Dr. Katharine “Kate” Brooks is the Executive Director of the Career Center at Vanderbilt University. She has directed career centers at Wake Forest University, The University of Texas at Austin, and Dickinson College. She is a board certified counselor and coach, and the author of several career books including What Color is Your Parachute? 2021, You Majored in What? Designing Your Path from College to Career, and Picture Your Career. She has a forthcoming book, What Color is Your Parachute? For College Students, to be released in April. She also writes a blog, “Career Transitions” for Psychology Today. Twice designated a “Top Ten Most Visionary Leader in Career Services” by CSO Research, she received the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ highest award, the Kauffman Award, and created the NACE Career Coaching Intensive program, training career coaches across the country. She has a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling and a doctorate in educational psychology.