Katie received her bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services Administration from Central Michigan University in 2012 and her Master of Public Administration degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2014. Katie began working in campus recreation at Illinois State University in 2014 in facilities management. She then transitioned to her role as a marketing coordinator with Student Life Communications at the University of Iowa in 2019. Katie joined the NC State Wellness and Recreation team in May 2022.
Katie and her husband, Chuck, are proud fur parents to two kittens, Cleo and Pepper, and a golden retriever named Breeze.