Katie graduated from Yale University with distinction in the English major. Her coursework focused primarily on American poetry, and as a freshman, she won the English Department prize for best essay written by a first-year student. Outside of class, Katie edited a literary journal, tutored in a range of subjects (from creative writing to math), and served as a senior mentor to incoming first-years. After graduation, Katie joined the Yale-China Teaching Fellowship and moved to Anhui Province to design and teach an Oral English curriculum at a public high school. At ESC, Katie takes particular pleasure in helping students grow into stronger writers and articulators of their ideas. Katie is originally from New York City and, in her free time, enjoys playing and watching sports of all kinds.