As youth arts liaison, Katie focuses on the design, operation, and advancement of arts education programs across all phases of replication. She specializes in leading NCAT’s feasibility study process to determine where and how to launch new Centers for Arts & Technology (CATs). She is also heavily involved with assessing program outcomes of existing CATs and providing professional development opportunities for arts managers across the NCAT network.
Prior to joining NCAT, Katie worked as a senior research associate at History Works, where she led onsite projects in 22 communities across the United States. Her 20+ years in the arts include experience as performer, music educator, and administrator. She has also collaborated on strategic planning and evaluation projects at organizations such as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Museum of Art, and Arts Education Collaborative.
Katie holds a Masters of Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Arts in cultural anthropology from Saint Olaf College. Born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois, she enjoys spending time outdoors, watching baseball, and cooking with family and friends.