Katie works in marketing at IDEO, a global design and innovation company, and is a designer, entrepreneur, and leadership coach. Her passion is creating engaging products, programs, and experiences that help people (especially women) learn, grow, build creative confidence, achieve their leadership potential, and craft purpose-driven lives and careers. Download Katie's Resume.

Prior to IDEO, Katie co-founded Girls Driving for a Difference (GDD), an organization empowering young women to become leaders of social change through design thinking. She and her team road-tripped across the US for 14 weeks in an RV, coaching design thinking and leadership workshops for more than 1200 women across 30 states. They then designed and launched the Teaching Toolkit: a physical "workshop in a box" that enables educators, schools, and organizations around the world to impact women in their own communities.


Katie's background spans:

  • Designing Learning Products, Programs, and Experiences
  • Marketing and Content Strategy
  • Program Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Teaching Workshops and Design Methods
  • Multimedia Storytelling: Writing, Film, Photography, and Graphics (Adobe Creative Suite)


Katie earned her B.S. in Product Design Engineering at Stanford University and graduated with multiple honors, including Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honors Society). She also received the Robert H. McKim Award, recognizing her at the top of Stanford's graduating design class.