Katie works as the Institute’s philanthropy associate and annual fund manager. Her responsibilities include managing a strategic communications program for donors and prospective donors, as well as collaborating on the annual Giving Tuesday campaign and providing administrative support to the vice president of development. She also works with the museum, writing updated content for the gallery.
Katie has a PhD in Aegean archaeology from the University of Sheffield, UK. Her research focused on examining material cultural as an index of socioeconomic and ideological changes circa 1200–900 BCE and was published by Archaeopress in 2012 as Settlement and Social Trends in the Argolid and Methana Peninsula, 1200–900 BC. She has more than 10 years of experience as a field archaeologist at the site of Mycenae in Greece and continues to work as an adjunct faculty member at Rutgers University, where she teaches classes on social and economic changes, democracy, and classical mythology.