Kate Turpen


Youth Self-Advocacy Project Director

 |  Phone: 1.800.452.1948

Kate Turpen (they/them) comes to DRM from the public education world, having worked as a school counselor for several years. Kate holds a Master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of Vermont and specializes in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Educating youth about the intersection of identity and civil rights through high engagement, authentic connection, and active participation has been the highlight of their career and are aspects Kate is excited to bring to the role of Youth Self-Advocacy Project Director.

Outside of work, Kate enjoys starting embroidery projects, watching true crime documentaries, mindlessly scrolling TikTok, and quality time with their fur-babies!