Katie hails from Sacramento, CA, and received her undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Seattle University. After working in an after-school setting, she decided to combine her love for the outdoors and teaching in IslandWood’s Education for Environment and Community graduate program. A musician and business owner alongside her work as an educator, Katie spends her free time tending her urban garden, reading, biking, and enjoying science fiction. Katie is a currently an M.Ed. candidate at the University of Washington.