Katie is the strategic communications manager at City Parks Alliance, where she promotes the benefits of urban parks and recreation with members, policymakers, and other stakeholders. She is passionate about the intersection of urbanism and public land and strives to create access to resources that drive equity for all.
Her background includes marketing, operations, and content design for nonprofits and organizations that inspire. At Net Impact in Oakland, California, she led content and programming for the organization’s flagship conference series. In this role, she facilitated network-wide learning opportunities at unique gatherings in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Phoenix, and Detroit, with nearly a thousand attendees at each event. Before that, she worked in public relations consulting for foundations and nonprofits, focusing on public interest communications. She has also worked with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia to support digital outreach and membership engagement through events and social media.
She lives in Philadelphia and is an avid runner and cyclist. She earned her master’s from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and her bachelor’s from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. She serves on the board of Friends of Eastern State Penitentiary Park, a volunteer-run nonprofit that manages a public green space, community garden, and playground in her neighborhood.