Katie serves as the GIS Specialist at the Washington College GIS Program. In her role, she is involved in developing GIS projects for the student interns, as well as supporting training and curriculum development for professionals, K-12 education, and community support. Her focus areas include projects that involve environmental, energy, cultural, and historical data.
Katie graduated from Washington College with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and minors in Earth/Planetary Science, Anthropology, and Chesapeake Regional Studies. Beyond working at the GIS Program as a student, she also interned with the Climate Institute in Washington, D.C. and Conservation International in Arlington, VA. In those roles, she performed GIS analyses to advance current projects, including: the Clean and Secure Grid Initiative, the Resilience Atlas, and the Vital Signs projects. She is a life-time member of the Girl Scouts and a recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award. She has spent a lot of her time volunteering in various communities, including being on the administrative team for the Girl Scout Howard County Day Camp, serving as an environmental educator and professional development trainer at Laurel Elementary School, and most recently serving on the Chestertown Environmental Committee.