Katie is the Director of Student Development at Fusion Academy Lincoln Park. She has a BSW and BA in Spanish from Loyola University Chicago and earned her MA in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. Before joining the team at Fusion, Katie worked as a Manager at a nonprofit mentoring organization serving Chicagoland youth. She also spent a year teaching in Chile. As the Director of Student Development, Katie loves having the opportunity to work closely with students and their families, helping to support and empower them on their educational journeys. Katie enjoys spending most of her spare time with her husband and infant daughter. While her hobbies used to include traveling the world, reading lofty books and cooking exquisite meals, Katie’s new hobbies include singing lullabies, telling epic bedtime stories and stroller rides throughout Chicago’s beautiful parks and tree-lined boulevards.