Katie’s experiences as a middle school science and math teacher prompted her research interests in teachers’ science learning, asset-based approaches to science learning, educational policies, and transdisciplinary approaches to STEM learning and research. Throughout her career, she has worked in diverse settings including K-12 schools, informal educational settings, higher education, and professional settings. Her previous research positions include a postdoctoral fellowship at Temple University studying geologists’ use of engineered drone technology. As a research associate at Create for STEM at Michigan State University, she investigated students’ socio-emotional learning and teachers’ professional learning. Katie holds a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science from Rider University, a master’s degree in Elementary Education from Holy Family University, and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction (science education) from the Pennsylvania State University.