She is an endurance athlete, world record-holder 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 a campaign 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!
Katie is currently an Ambassador for a nonprofit organization called H2O for Life that educates, engages and inspires youth to learn, take action and become global citizens. They recently launched a three-year partnership to reach out to 210 schools in 15 major cities across the United States including Minneapolis, Nashville, New York City, Phoenix, and Seattle.
Katie continue to act as a change agent for social causes and is 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.