Katie took on the job of Executive Director of Polyphony Lit in 2018 after serving on the Board for several years and seeing her daughter and other students have meaningful experiences as editors and writers. Katie has experience helping both for-profit and non-profit organizations grow, including launching and growing Girls on the Run-Chicago, which has served more than 85,000 girls in the Chicago area. With a background in marketing strategy consulting, she also serves as a Project Mentor at Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University. Her education includes a B.A. in History and Literature from Harvard and an MBA from Kellogg. Katie has three children and is an avid racket sports player and lit lover.
Favorite writing memory: I remember receiving a diary around age seven or eight, feeling challenged to write something worthy of the lock and key that came with it.
Favorite book in high school: In high school I was a tour guide at the House of Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts, which is the setting for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic. Such a great summer job, it thrilled me to have a little part in bringing both the fiction and the history to life. I went on to major in a History and Literature in college.