Patti has been an instructor for the Department of Journalism and Technical Communication at Colorado State University since 2008 and has over 10 years of web design, content development, editing, and management experience. She previously taught Web Design and Editing at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University, as well as served as an Assistant Director and Website Manager for the Department of Career Services. Patti earned an M.Ed. in Education and Human Resources, with a certification in Adult Education and Training, from Colorado State University and a B.A. from Rutgers University.