Katie Walker joined the BFP team in 2019 after eight years in various roles in higher education. She earned her bachelor’s degrees in history and anthropology from Arizona State University and her master’s degree in secondary education and doctorate of philosophy in higher education from the University of Virginia. Her doctoral dissertation studied stakeholder perceptions of the implementation of a form of decentralized budgeting and provided advice for institutions looking to implement such a model in the future. Her focus at CU Boulder is finding ways for the university to improve its fiscal processes and stewardship in partnership with its diverse units. In her free time, she enjoys running and being outdoors with her family.