Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Arts from Georgetown University in Liberal Studies with a concentration in International Affairs. Katie has a decade of experience with nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. Prior to joining MPE, Katie served as the Director of Development at a large New York City nonprofit supporting individuals with developmental disabilities where she oversaw fundraising, grant writing, Board relations, and special events. Her interests include health equity and improving healthcare access for vulnerable populations. Katie is originally from North Carolina, United States and is currently based in Munich, Germany.