Patrice M. Palmer
Patrice M. Palmer (they/them/theirs pronouns) hails from both the Sea Islands of South Carolina & Detroit, Michigan. They are a doctoral candidate in the School of Education at Baylor University where their work revolves around gender variance, workplace inclusion, intersectional leadership and social responsibility. Patrice is a TEDx speaker, co-author, motivational leadership coach and sought after keynote. Patrice combines cultural storytelling and academic theory with personal narratives to create a new socio-cultural framework for challenging how DEI shows up in the workplace. Patrice is an internationally renowned scholar joining as a United States fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) of London in 2020. Patrice is an adjunct faculty member at Colorado State University and currently serve as the Director of Social and Cultural Inclusion for the College of Business. That position is jointly held with New Belgium Brewing Company’s DEI Specialist role. This partnership marks the first U.S. craft beer position connected with an AACSB accredited business administrator role. Currently Patrice serves as the only DEI Specialist in the U.S. craft beer industry with this joint designation.
Patrice is also a Cicerone Program Certified Beer Server and was recognized in 2020 by Hop Culture Magazine as one of the Most Important Voices in Craft Beer for their contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion within the industry. Patrice has been featured in Imbibe magazine, Good Beer Hunting, 5280 magazine and has sat as an expert diversity panelist for Chicago BREWseum’s Beer Culture Summit “Putting in the Work” as well as the keynote for the 2020 Hop Culture Magazine ‘Beers With(out) Beards’ virtual beer conference. They most recently joined the Board of Advisors for xotv Global, Inc. to assist in building their social media platform through an exclusive lens.