Katie teaches History, English, and Yoga at Fusion San Mateo and recently moved to the Bay Area from New York City! She grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania and completed her BA in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Pittsburgh. During her childhood, Katie spent most summers living in Iran with her family. Her passion for Middle Eastern culture and history led her to pursue graduate work in the field. She holds an MA in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University and an MA in History from Yale University. While completing her graduate research abroad, she taught English in Iran and Tajikistan.
Katie has been a certified yoga instructor since 2011 and is passionate about integrating mindfulness and compassion practices into her teaching. Outside of school, she enjoys hiking, baking, practicing yoga and meditation, reading in the sun, and drinking black coffee. Katie is a strong believer in the power of community and loves spending time with her family and friends who inspire her to laugh more and follow her heart wherever it leads.