Katie was born and raised in Colorado. After completing her undergraduate degree in Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she remained there to obtain a master’s degree in Nutrition and Health Sciences as well as a certificate in Transdisciplinary Childhood Obesity Prevention. She began her career as a dietitian in the Clinical Nutrition field and is now the Clinical Nutrition Instructor for MSU Denver. Katie believes nutrition, health, and wellbeing begins at a young age which is why she is passionate about working with children and adolescents. She serves her professional community as the President of the Denver Dietetic Association. In her free time, Katie enjoys skiing, gardening, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.