Katie hails from scenic Lynnwood, WA, where she whiled away her adolescence listening to Nirvana and hanging out at the mall. Done with Washington’s perpetually overcast skies, she headed south to California, where she earned a B.A. in philosophy from Pomona College and met her friends, roommates, and future VFA colleagues, Isa Ballard and Mandy Marcus. Katie left actual, literal paradise (Los Angeles) for the publishing industry in NYC, spending three years at Poets & Writers and Penguin Random House. These days, she puts her writing and design skills to use on VFA’s small but mighty marketing squad. Katie is very interested in house plants, sort-of-experimental fiction, long walks, and the Los Angeles of the east, Queens.