Patricia Monticello Kievlan

Tricia Kievlan
Board Member

Patricia Monticello Kievlan is a writer and educator who helps people connect more effectively and work more creatively with the people they serve.  A Houston-area native with interludes in San Francisco and Pittsburgh, Tricia has worked with museums, libraries, foundations, and nonprofits to help organizations better understand their stakeholders’ needs and develop creative, collaborative solutions.

After spending the first decade of her career working in schools as a teacher and administrator, Tricia transitioned to working in the nonprofit sector. Since 2013, she has reviewed websites, apps, and games for Common Sense Media, the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. Elsewhere, she has developed a field guide for community building change agents, interdisciplinary lesson plans for teachers, resource guides for parents and caregivers, grant applications, and toolkits to help people adapt innovative ideas to suit their own communities’ needs.

Tricia earned an EdM  in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her BA with High Honors in Plan II Honors and English from the University of Texas at Austin. She serves on the board of Bike The Woodlands Coalition and as a mentor to the international Mozilla Open Leaders Fellowship program.