Katie grew up in Smithville, Missouri, on the outskirts of the Kansas City area. She graduated summa cum laude from Truman State University with a B.S in Political Science. Katie worked as a research assistant for Professor O. Carter Snead during her 1L summer and will serve as the president of the St. Thomas More Society this year. In addition to her work for the St. Thomas More Society, Katie is looking forward to serving various religious clients through the Notre Dame Law School Religious Liberty Clinic. Following graduation, Katie will clerk for Judge Eric E. Murphy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.