As a Program Specialist for Institutional Initiatives at the Harte Research Institute, Katie serves in a cross-functional role supporting the Institute's Communications, Marketing and Development teams.
Prior to joining HRI in August of 2019, Katie worked at the Texas State Aquarium where her seven-year tenure included positions in Education, Human Resources and, most recently, Development. When she wasn’t admiring mysterious cuttlefish and sleepy sloths, Katie managed the Aquarium’s annual grants calendar and served as the primary liaison to the Board of Trustees.
Before making Corpus Christi her home in 2011, Katie worked and played in Austin, Texas for many years. Her professional life included experiences teaching high school English and ESL and account management in social marketing. Her pre-professional life included four years at her favorite gig in Austin: working as a cashier at Barton Springs Pool and enjoying the local watering hole’s rejuvenating spring-fed waters.