She is currently attending University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work program. Katie has dedicated her professional life to working towards education reform and equal educational opportunities for all children. After receiving her Speech Communications degree at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, she taught kindergarten in inner-city Houston before moving to Denver to help start an elementary charter school as the director of curriculum and instruction.
Making the move to social work – specifically helping children through grief and trauma – is a natural next step for Katie and her vocational journey.
Katie uses her efficient admin skills and interest in education to support all areas of the Denver institute mission.
I will reread East of Eden every couple of years for the rest of my life. I think it perfectly captures the beauty and fallen-ness of humanity with all of Steinbeck’s characters.
Where do you dream of traveling?
I buy airfare as a coping mechanism for stress, so who knows where cheap airfare will take my husband and me next! I have always wanted to go to Patagonia. I also want to take my husband to the Philippines, where I spent the first eight years of my life as a missionary kid.