As a member of the Step Up Youth Employment Program team, Katie focuses on the recruitment and training processes that prepare young people for internships. Katie has dedicated the past 10 years to working in nontraditional education and therapeutic environments, and has a strong commitment to ensuring youth and young adults develop the means to support their ongoing successes.
Katie taught English in the Marshall Islands through WorldTeach, which kicked off a decade of relocating to new places to pursue personal and professional growth. Her formative years were spent working for a wilderness therapy program in Utah, where she learned the power of direct and compassionate communication, which has greatly influenced her growth as a manager. Prior to joining AchieveMpls, Katie was living in Seattle, where she oversaw after school enrichment programming in Seattle Public Schools.
Katie holds a BA in gender and women’s studies and minor in psychology from the College of St. Benedict.