Area: Southern Illinois, City of Chicago, and Minnesota (South and Southwest Minneapolis)
Originally from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Katie moved to Minnesota to attend St. Olaf and graduated with the Class of 2018. She majored in economics with an emphasis in finance.
Katie was a typical Ole, involved in many different activities outside of the classroom. Katie spent all four years on the varsity volleyball team and was a captain her senior year. Off the court, she also was a mentor for Project Friendship and took on a leadership position her senior year with her participation in the Nonprofit Management Internship.
A highlight of Katie's experience at St. Olaf was the study abroad programs. She traveled abroad three out of her four January terms to Ecuador; Israel and Palestine; and Australia and New Zealand. These experiences allowed Katie to engage in once in a lifetime learning opportunities, travel the world, and bring global perspectives back to campus.
After graduation, Katie worked at Optum Advisory Services within UnitedHealth Group as part of the Consulting Development Program. Along with her current role in the Admissions Office, Katie serves as an assistant coach for the women's varsity volleyball team.
Katie values her work in admissions because she loves to be the first point of contact for prospective students who are making one of the biggest decisions of their lives. She enjoys building relationships with families and mentoring prospective students as they search for the college or university that best fits them.
Katie enjoys working at St. Olaf because of the remarkable community of students who each have a unique love to learn and the great support system that students have when they navigate their college experience.
Her favorite place on campus is Bob Gelle Court or -- as the St. Olaf volleyball team calls it -- the "Lion's Den" in Skoglund Athletic Center. This is the place where, as an Ole athlete, Katie worked towards a common dream with her Ole volleyball family and learned all of the intangible skills she uses in her everyday life.