Katie grew up in the Kansas City area. She has also lived and worked in Washington DC, Chicago, Austin, and San Diego. She earned her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Missouri, and M.Ed. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Texas State University. She has over 15 years of experience working in university career services, transfer evaluation, academic advising, and student retention. Katie is an advocate for college student success and lifelong learning. She loves traveling, exploring nature, learning, trying new restaurants, beer and wine tasting, concert and theater going, and spending time with her friends and her dog, Bonkers.