Katie was born and raised in the mitten part of Michigan. She came to MSU in 1999 as a freshman because she liked that the campus had so many trees. Katie earned a bachelors degree from MSU and a Masters in Counseling from Cornerstone University. She lived overseas for three years and has stories to tell about less than savory foods she has eaten. Her prior work experience includes the areas of community development, youth and college ministry, and working with children and youth who have experienced trauma.
Katie enjoys anything that involves being outside or traveling.