Katie is a student at Northwestern University where they are studying Biological Sciences. From 2013 to 2020, Katie served in the United States Navy. Struggling with gender dysphoria in the midst of the transgender military ban, they found solace as a patient of Howard Brown. Throughout their journey, Katie developed a profound appreciation for the work Howard Brown does for the community and gained a sense of direction towards their goal of becoming a physician in service to the LGBTQ+ community. In their free time, Katie is an avid rock and ice climber, runner and dog lover. They can often be found playing with their giant goofball, Boston, at forest preserves and dog parks in the area.