Shelsi Barber-Carter, Louisiana: (she/hers): Shelsi Barber-Carter was selected for the second, 15-member cohort of the Postsecondary State Career Technical Education (CTE) Leaders Fellowship at Advance CTE— Sponsored by ECMC Foundation. This 15-month national Fellowship strives to advance diverse state postsecondary Career Technical Education leadership through an intensive experience of workshops, coaching, and a real-world project dedicated to building the knowledge and social capital to be a skilled, equity-minded state leader. With over 12 years of experience in education administration, Barber-Carter’s experience includes coordinating postsecondary programs and managing regional and state teams to implement Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) programs. Currently, she serves as an education and career consultant while pursuing a doctoral degree in educational administrative leadership and research at Liberty University. She received a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and a master’s degree in public administration from Southern University A&M College.