In 2014, Katie worked full-time on assignment for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva, Switzerland. There, she developed and launched global health campaigns, including the response to the 2014 Ebola Virus Disease outbreak. She credits her time in Geneva as the steepest learning curve that has prepared her to take risks before she feels ready.
Upon returning back to the United States, Katie worked as the marketing manager for the American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois.
A 2011 magna cum laude graduate of DePaul University, Katie lives in Chicago and frequents her alma mater as an industry speaker. Katie has written guest blogs for WomenStrong International and is a featured writer for Illumine Chicago Magazine.