Katie started in March 2022 as a Family & Community Engagement Specialist. She will work on connecting others as well as helping them become more engaged in their communities. She will also work on creating new partnerships around the state. Prior to joining Nebraska Children, Katie worked for CEDARS Youth Services as a School Community Coordinator at Hartley Elementary School in Lincoln. While there, she connected families to their school and neighborhood. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Child, Youth and Family Studies, and her graduate degree in Youth Development at UNL.