Katie starting coding at age 12, earned her networking certs in high school, and then went on to graduate with a degree in ”IT New Media” from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
“I was into tech well before it was cool!”
STEM is a very popular topic right now and one that Katie has been passionate about for her entire life.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Katie enjoys being a role model in STEM and talking to the next generation of girls and boys about the endless possibilities for their future. She is adamant about not just talk about careers in computers or engineering, but to actually show them what that means in a hands on way such as launching a rocket to space, making graphics for a favorite video game or perhaps even building a new robot.
Katie enjoys speaking at both the university and corporate level on the importance of STEM and how to integrate into children’s lives. She is also regularly invited to discuss STEM on the airwaves in both long form segments that often showcase fun tech gadget ideas.
Katie has worked with various brands on STEM initiatives from Sylvan Learning to even helping Mattel launch their Barbie Career of the Year Doll: Robotics Engineer Barbie!