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Katie is a former University Innovation Fellow who graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and joined the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation, Epicenter, to expand the national student movement, through the work of the University Innovation Fellows program. By grooming engineering students to be change agents on campus, the Fellows program empowers students to create programming and resources to support the growing student interest in innovation and entrepreneurship. Katie provides support to communities of Fellows working to deploy similar strategies and who collaborate regionally. In addition, Katie is expanding the programs communications strategies to meet the aggressive program growth goals. She continues to pursue her passion for learning about the entrepreneurial mindset and lending her knowledge to student catalysts changing the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem on campuses nationwide. Katie holds a B.S. in Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship, as well as a dual Master’s of Business Administration and Master’s of Arts focused on the nonprofit sector and strategic communication.