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Gerry Katilius

Gerry Katilius

Pennsylvania

Senior Solutions Consultant
Google gTech Professional Services

Biography

Gerry Katilius is a Senior Solutions Consultant with Google gTech Professional Services and served on rotation as Google’s Global Diversity Unbiasing Program Manager, overseeing the rollout of refreshed training, as well as providing subject matter expertise for new developments.

Gerry earned a BSEE at the Naval Academy, and supported the successful integration of women into the U.S. Navy, starting with the first classes to include women at Annapolis, and later as Diving, Division and Training Officer aboard the Navy's first ship to conduct a Mediterranean deployment with a mixed crew.
After earning an Executive MBA at the University of Pittsburgh, Gerry served on the Board of Directors, then as President of the Board of the East Suburban Unitarian-Universalist Church, and also as a Facilitator for the Unraveling the Gender Knot Series.

In 2015, Gerry collaborated with Carnegie Mellon University to create the Bias Busters @ University program, with Bias Busters @ CMU being a version specifically tailored for Carnegie Mellon. Their paper ‘“Where are you really from?”: Mitigating Unconscious Bias on Campus’, won best paper in the experience track at the 2018 RESPECT Conference for Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Computing, Engineering and Technology IEEE Special Technical Community on Broadening Participation. In addition to technical consulting at Google, Gerry leads the Unbiasing @ University initiative with CMU, developed an open source Computational Agent-Based Model to help identify, visualize and reduce the negative effects of unconscious bias, and continues to work on ways to disrupt bias.