Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Katie completed her BA in English at Hope College in Holland, Michigan and earned her MFA in creative writing at Roosevelt University in Chicago.
Her poems have appeared in journals such as The Albion Review, After Hours Press, From the Depths (Haunted Waters Press), The Kelsey Review, Michigan Avenue Review, Our Time is Now, Outside In Magazine, Temenos, and Yellow Medicine Review. Her work is forthcoming in an anthology by Main Street Rag, and her debut chapbook, Prague in Synthetics, is due out in February 2015 by Finishing Line Press. The poems contained in this chapbook are largely inspired by her experience with Western Michigan University's Prague Summer Program in 2005, for which she was a John Woods Scholarship Recipient.
Katie has had the privilege of honing her craft under the guidance of writers including Jack Ridl, Rhoda Janzen, Heather Sellers, Alison Hawthorn Deming, Peter Cooley, Janet Wondra, and Frank Rogaczewski.
She lives in Philadelphia where she is a professor of writing at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey and at Community College of Philadelphia. Katie also currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Glassworks Magazine.