is Rise’s TikTok Lead and is currently studying Media and Broadcast Communications at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. Previously, she had attended North Central Community College for a year after she had graduated high school as a Junior. The same year she graduated early; Katie was a finalist in the NPR Student Podcast Challenge with a solo project studying public career education in high schools. In the past few years, Katie has been very involved within her county’s Community Foundation and sat as the youth representative on the board of directors for two years as well as making media content for them! More recently, she was an intern for Rise and has done freelance essays.