Professor Patel has been an Adjunct since 2013, teaching various courses in IT and IMA. Patel is the Coordinator for Innovation & Special Projects for Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 (TIU11), a regional education service center in rural central Pennsylvania. Patel is a 2008 graduate of Juniata College with a POE in the Study of Digital Technologies and Politics. Patel holds a Masters in Social Media from Birmingham City University, England. Patel is Vice-President of CSTA Susquehanna Valley Chapter and a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator who has been leading professional development using Raspberry Pi across the commonwealth. Patel supports TIU11’s Spark Lab, a makerspace for educators and learners from K-12. Patel was named the 2021 Pennsylvania Association for Education and Communications and Technology (PAECT) Outstanding Leader of the Year for providing innovative solutions to remove barriers in distance education and provide equitable learning opportunities to all. Patel is also part of the 2022 Pennsylvania STEM Ambassador Program. Patel is passionate about providing equitable learning opportunities to those in rural areas who don’t have the same level of access to resources and opportunities.