Katie worked as an independent grant consultant for non-profit and state agencies since 2015 where she specialized in fundraising and development efforts, grant proposal writing and budget development, and assisting clients develop a stronger capacity as federal award recipients. Katie moved to California in 2015 after receiving a promotion as a Supervisory Grants Officer for the Bureau of Reclamation. Before accepting the promotion, Katie worked as a Grants Officer for the National Park Service in Nebraska. Katie also worked as a Grant Assistant for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority, and Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens.
Katie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Anthropology (minor in Native American Studies) from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and a Master’s Degree in Urban Studies (UNO). Katie presented original research findings at 3 Society for Applied Anthropology conferences, served as the president of UNO’s Student Anthropology Society, and holds a Federal Grants Management certificate as recommended by the National Grants Management Association. In her free time, she can be found hiking and jumping into swimming holes with her two sons. She also enjoys spending time with her Rottweiler, Junior.