Katie earned a B.A. in Psychology from Calvin College and a Master's in Social Work from the University of Michigan. In high school, she was a National Merit Commended Scholar and scored in the 96th percentile on the ACT and the 95th percentile on the SAT through self-study. She has worked with teenagers in a variety of roles, including teaching English in Tanzania (East Africa), coaching middle school sports, and serving as an academic tutor. Her greatest passion in life is helping others reach their full potential. She loves identifying each student's unique strengths and challenges, tailoring her approach to build on these strengths and address these challenges, and watching her students' skills and confidence bloom as a result! In her free time, she is an avid yoga practitioner and enjoys hiking and camping in Colorado's magnificent outdoors. She also enjoys exploring new parts of the world, meeting people from all walks of life, and spending time at home with her family and three kitties.