Katie grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area before attending Elmhurst College in Chicago, where she graduated with a bachelor’s in psychology and minors in sociology and theater. Her first time traveling abroad was studying at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland during her junior year. While there, she discovered a passion for international education and of course, travel. Since then she has taken every opportunity to travel more, including backpacking through Europe and road tripping around Iceland. She originally joined ISEP in 2015 as a special projects intern before joining the team full-time. She enjoys reading almost as much — and occasionally more — than traveling, watches too much TV, and spends any additional free time thinking about where to go next.