Kat Yalung leads the LA Area Chamber of Commerce/Bixel Exchange Technology Small Business Development Center. Kat serves on the Executive Council Board for NFTE Greater LA (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship). She formerly led Strategic Partnerships in Southern California for General Assembly while on the original expansion team for the inaugural southern California campus. Kat speaks fluent Spanish, and devoted four years of service to the Peace Corps in Nicaragua where she implemented a national entrepreneurship curriculum for both high school students and educators. During her time in Nicaragua, Kat advised the creation and execution of over 200 small businesses in communities where the average annual income is less than $2,100.