Katie graduated from California State University, Northridge in the spring of 2017 with her B.A. In Deaf Studies and a Minor in Musical Theater. Katie grew up in Fremont, California which is considered to be a Deaf Utopia, a place with many resources and opportunities for the Deaf, by many. She grew up with Deaf culture being a part of her life for many years. When Katie Is not in the classroom you can find her in the Theater acting, singing, and Stage Managing. Her favorite thing to do for fun is watch Doctor Who with her fiancé Alex and her dog Maddie.