Get To Know Katie
Major: Film Studies and Psychology '23
Katie is a first generation high school graduate/university student and the first in her extended family to attend an Ivy League institution. She grew up in Wyoming where she served on the Board of Directors for Stage III Community Theatre, during which time the theatre was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Katie has since lived in multiple places including Johannesburg, South Africa; Charleroi, Belgium; and Austin, Texas, USA.
Katie transferred to Columbia University from Los Angeles Valley College in California. While there Katie garnered several awards and achievements which include the Earleen DeVivo Memorial Scholarship awarded to one outstanding psychology student, a 2021 Fellowship from the Hollywood Foreign Press, a 2021 grant from the Anti-Racism Committee at Los Angeles Valley College to produce a film focused on the message of anti-racism, and had her joint project short film "The Bee" premiere at the Oscar qualifying festival LA Shorts International. "The Bee" will also screen at the 2022 San Diego Comic Con.
While serving as Chief Negotiator, Katie hopes to use her past experience as a film producer and sports team manager to secure equipment and monetary endorsements for GS student clubs. She also hopes to use her negotiating savvy to attain more value per dollar for GSSC funds and advocate for more class access and funding specifically geared toward working students and students from lower socio-economic backgrounds.