Katie is from Michigan and works with SPAWN as the Native Plant Nursery Intern. She graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2016 with a B.S. in Natural Resources Management and Environmental Studies. She worked as an undergraduate researcher studying the effects of prescribed fire on invasive species. She was also a member of the GVSU Soil and Water Conservation Society, and a volunteer with other fire ecology research projects. In her spare time she enjoys road trips, hiking, camping, and gardening.