A Colorado native, Katie comes to Georgetown with a background in the anti-trafficking and gender-based violence fields.  Katie spent three years with the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, where she worked closely on public engagement initiatives and interagency coordination to address modern slavery.  In particular, she supported efforts to strengthen partnerships with human trafficking survivors and meaningfully integrate survivor expertise into the federal government’s anti-trafficking policies.  Prior to joining the State Department, Katie worked at several nonprofits to advance federal and international policies related to victim services and forced labor in supply chains.

For several years, Katie has volunteered for the DC Rape Crisis Center as a hotline advocate, providing trauma-informed support and crisis intervention for survivors in the DC area.  These experiences helped shape her desire to pursue a legal career representing individual survivors of trafficking and gender-based violence in the U.S., while continuing to advocate for more effective policies.

Katie graduated summa cum laude from Occidental College in 2015 with a degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs.  During her undergraduate career, Katie worked for the United Kingdom’s Mission to the United Nations where she helped negotiate resolutions in the General Assembly and Security Council on child marriage, gender-based violence, and peacebuilding issues.  Katie also served on Occidental’s Honor Board, conducted faculty research on human trafficking, and studied abroad in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

At Georgetown Law, Katie looks forward to contributing her passion for human rights, while developing the skills to become an effective attorney for survivors.  In her free time, Katie enjoys playing competitive volleyball, hiking, and snowboarding.