Katie was born and raised in Temecula, California where she grew up playing volleyball from the young age of 8. She recently graduated from Hope International University in Fullerton, California with a BA in Business and a concentration in Sports Management. She is now in Graduate School at Hope to pursue a teaching credential and Masters in Education, in hopes of becoming an elementary school teacher.
During her time at Hope, she played on the Women’s Volleyball Team under Jessica Walker. By the end of her career, Katie was named an All-American, 2x All-Region, 2x All-Conference and 3x All-Academic player. She also holds the school record for the all-time kill leader and the most kills in a single match.