Katie Hayes serves as the in-house Academic Advisor for the Leeds Residential Academic Program, an academic, professional, and community accelerator experience for first-year students in the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. Katie has more than 7 years of experience working with students at a variety of educational institutions in the U.S. and abroad, including the University of Maryland, College Park, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, the University of Sydney, and Jones International University. From teaching first-year seminars and building professional skills to customizing 4-year plans, she is passionate about working with first-year students to help them prepare for success in college and beyond. Katie is a native of Phoenix, AZ and received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Arizona and Master of Education in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland, College Park. She lives in Denver with her husband, and enjoys traveling, bike rides, board games, and doing just about anything out in Colorado sun.