Katie joined our organization from National September 11 Memorial & Museum, where she was Manager of Community Affairs and a founding member of the education department’s interpretive programs. She holds an M.F.A. in Dramaturgy from Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and a B.A. in Theatre Studies from Marymount Manhattan College, where her coursework included studies of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. Over the course of her career, Katie has had the privilege of working at some of the finest cultural institutions in New York. At the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, she worked with survivors and family members of the 9/11 attacks, which deepened her commitment to advocating for victims of terrorism and other atrocities, as well as educating the public on the historical significance of such events. She has had a continuing passion for inquiry-based teaching in non-traditional learning environments, including museums and historic sites. In addition to her work in nonprofit organizations, Katie also has several years of experience as a classroom teacher, having previously worked as an Associate Adjunct Professor at Kingsborough Community College. In her spare time, Katie volunteers with New York Cares, where her favorite project is GallopNYC, a therapeutic riding program for children and adults.