Dr. SooJin Pate is an educator, DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) practitioner, and writer dedicated to centering the lives and experiences of historically marginalized communities. As a former professor, she has taught courses on U.S. history and culture through the lens of race, class, gender, and sexuality at various colleges and universities in the Twin Cities area. As a DEI professional, she helps companies and organizations embed equity into their systems and processes. And as a self-care practitioner, SooJin has led workshops on how to take care of yourself when taking care of others. She is the author of From Orphan to Adoptee: U.S. Empire and Genealogies of Korean Adoption (University of Minnesota Press, 2014) and is currently working on a memoir and two picture books.