Katie is excited to contribute her experience in education research, youth advocacy, and community partnership. For the past three years, she has worked as a research fellow in education and juvenile justice at the University of Notre Dame. Katie’s roots in Central Oregon stem from her work as a Program Director for Heart of Oregon Corps in the years prior to her research position. In this role, Katie established a deep commitment to serving youth and the community in Central Oregon. Katie holds an MA in Sociology from University of Notre Dame, and her BA in Sociology and Theatre from University of Puget Sound.