Kas is a life-long educator and practitioner with a dynamic background in exercise science and integrative health and wellness. She has served as a faculty member in the fields of exercise science, health and kinesiology at both 2-year and 4-year institutions for 20 years. Her experience is deepened by her role as a wildland fire/medic as well as an exercise physiologist within the United States Marine Corps. Blended with her competitive sport background since the age of 2, her concept of team and skill set in leadership has been shaped. This journey curated her intrigue about women who are leading at high-levels in typically male-centric institutions and what experiences cultivated their skill sets to excel in these roles. She has degrees in Ed.D. Educational Leadership, M.S. Exercise Science, M.A. Education and B.A. Spanish.