She is an adventurer and safe water activist.
In 2010, Katie set the world record for the youngest person to row solo across the Atlantic. Along the way she raised more than $150,000 for safe water projects in Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Kenya.
In 2011, Katie visited water projects and saw the results of the funds raised through her adventures. This journey sparked her latest campaign called Schools for Water to challenge ten schools in the states to help ten schools in Kenya. The schools raised more than $100,000 or enough to help 10,000 students gain access to safe drinking water. To celebrate, the students gathered and broke the world record for the most people carrying water jugs on their heads!
In 2012, Katie enrolled in a MA in Social Entrepreneurship program at Goldsmiths, University of London, as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to continue to act as a change agent for social causes.
Katie is a Brand Ambassador for Liv/Giant and Kinetico Incorporated and an acclaimed motivational speaker sought across the country including the United Nations for their Annual Youth Assembly. She has inspired and captivated school children to business professionals, and speaks about overcoming adversity and achieving what we set out to achieve, no matter how steep the odds.