Katie Bawarski - ACE Mentor Program of America

An architect and design educator, Katie Chevalier Bawarski has dedicated her career to helping the next generation thrive. Since 2017, Katie has served as the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional Director for the ACE Mentor Program of America (ACE), supporting and overseeing 26 ACE affiliates. ACE is a national nonprofit organization that provides mentorship, scholarships, and internships to high school students interested in pursuing careers in the design and construction industry. Herself an ACE alumna, Katie rejoined ACE as a volunteer mentor after earning her Masters of Architecture. In addition to extensive mentoring, she co-founded and directed the Hudson Valley, NY ACE affiliate. As Regional Director, Katie has led the startup of many new ACE affiliates, bringing real-world experience and opportunities to the students of these communities. She has played a key role in helping ACE develop a virtual mentoring model, leading the creation of ACE’s virtual curriculum and programming. Katie is also managing ACE’s international expansion into Canada. Katie is a registered architect in the state of New York and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Early in her career, she practiced architecture with a focus on school design and accessbility. Katie is passionate about supporting her community and has served as a board member on her local Planning Board and AIA chapter.
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