KD serves as a Co-Founder and the Executive Director of Let's Talk LD. Let's Talk LD is a 501(c)(3) social impact non-profit corporation that serves as a Community of Practice for strategically managing knowledge (through knowledge creation and sharing) about best practices for addressing the needs of people who are neurodevelopmentally diverse. Let's Talk LD creates spaces for learners, caregivers and allies, educators and service providers to collaborate, contemplate, develop, and drive meaningful and impactful outcomes-focused results-oriented educational programs. It is our mission to meet learners where they are, at critical periods of their development and learning, in an effort to implement innovative interventionist programs that can carry these learners through post-secondary life. A specific and very important part of Let's Talk LD's mission is our commitment to supporting the neurodiverse community of learners in living productive and fulfilling post-secondary lives that provide a framework for adult lives defined by self-sufficiency, self-determination, and purpose.
KD’s career began as a higher education administrator (15 years) at the University of Southern California (USC), who completed her B.A. in International Relations and Political Science, and graduate coursework in Educational Policy and Administration at the same institution. KD completed additional Master’s degree study, graduating Summa Cum Laude with an M.A. degree in Media and Communications Psychology.
In addition to her 30 years as a social impact entrepreneur and over two decades as an advocate, she is a seasoned educational researcher, curriculum designer, presenter/public speaker, instructor, and the parent of two twice-exceptional (2e) children.