Katie has worked with non-profit organizations for more than 5 years, in both development and volunteer roles. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and Family & Human Services from the University of Miami in 2005. Katie first sailed with Semester at Sea in the fall of 2003, and currently sits on the SAS Alumni Association Board of Directors as a member of the Voyager’s Council. She gained experience in fundraising as a development officer for South Florida’s largest, independent, not-for-profit teaching hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach and currently works in direct response fundraising for Merkle Inc. Katie is a passionate alumna who enjoys sharing the story of Semester at Sea with everyone she meets and has presented the program to the high school students at Florida’s prestigious MAST Academy.