Google, Associate Product Marketing Manager
As a first-generation college student, Katie saw first-hand how inequitable access to education can hinder one’s professional outcomes and sought every opportunity to rectify these injustices at Vanderbilt, her undergraduate institution. In response to a perceived disparity in access to resources, Katie founded “Peabody Bridges” – a student organization designed to “bridge” the gap in access between minority and non-minority students.
Through internship experiences with Teach for America, the House of Representatives, and, ultimately, Google, Katie developed a passion for the intersection of tech, education, and entertainment: three industries that have a disproportionate impact on shaping culture and amplifying opportunity for people of color. Outside of her work at Google, Katie is passionate about empowering the next generation of women leaders. She is Co-Founder and CEO of Building Opportunities in Support of Sisters, a nonprofit organization that provides professional development to young women in her hometown.