While completing a Master of Engineering Management degree at Northwestern University, Katie Kollhoff leads the NUMiX Materials team in business development, external partnerships, and company management. She is a chemical engineer with over a decade of experience in chemical process safety and process performance analysis for clients ranging from chemical process industries to major food processing to research and development at the lab scale. Her career has been built around protecting communities and the environment through safe handling of toxic materials. She is known for developing reasonable solutions to compliance with complicated federal, state and local rules while meeting business goals and keeping workers safe. Tackling big, worthwhile problems with a notable effect on people and the planet is her passion.