Katie first became involved with Curamericas Global as a design intern in 2014 and has continued to work closely with the organization on various design projects. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015 with bachelor degrees in journalism (editing and graphic design) and global studies (politics and social movements). In 2013, she spent a semester in Cuzco, Peru, where she studied indigenous peoples and globalization and researched the impact of a local non-governmental organization on a rural community. The following summer, she completed a marketing internship at an eco-hotel in Costa Rica, where she continued to develop her Spanish skills and promote the hotel’s local, environmentally friendly ethos. While she is especially drawn to Latin America, she loves to travel anywhere at every opportunity, and she’s always planning her next trip. As an intern, she saw the perfect opportunity to combine her passions for journalism and international issues with her desire to make a difference in communities around the world.
Katie currently lives in Greensboro, NC, where she volunteers as an ESOL tutor, freelances for Curamericas Global and UNC Global, and works full-time as an editor at North Carolina’s Our State magazine.