A Maryland native, Katie has been camping and enjoying the outdoors since she was born. In high school, she got involved with environmental and outdoor education, which led her to pursue a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Washington College. While there she found a passion for sustainable food systems and anthropology, as well as delving into the complexity of the Chesapeake region. Before joining the Conservancy, Katie worked at the Washington College GIS Program, where she trained undergraduates how to utilize GIS for professional projects as data raconteurs. She likes to spend her free time cooking, playing board games, or learning new things.