Originally from Miami, Florida, Katie received her undergraduate degree from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. After graduating, she was accepted to Lincoln Memorial University, where she received her Master of Medical Science degree in physician assistant studies. After doing her rotations in Johnson City, she fell in love with the town and the people and decided to stay.
Before studying medicine, she was a songwriter in Nashville. In her spare time, she plays guitar and continues to write music. She has a deep love for animals and rescuing. She also enjoys working out, visiting shelters, hiking, and spending time with her little dog and friends.