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Katie writes features for kids, draws illustrations, makes puppets, and plays 4 chords on the banjo. She was a screenwriting fellow at the American Film Institute and is a big proponent of googly eyes.

Katie hails from Memphis and has lived in a bike shed, in uncomfortably close quarters with raccoons, and with a member of Gwar. She currently lives and works in New York.





Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, New York, NY // MSW, 2019

American Film Institute Conservatory, Los Angeles, CA // MFA, Screenwriting, 2012

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL // BA, English with minor in Math, 2009


Book Judge. The Southampton Review, Winter/Spring Issue 2019

Pride & Punishment, Must-Reads Abridged, Writer’s Block. The Southampton Review, Summer/Fall Issue, 2018


The Quest, 2011, Los Angeles, screenwriter

Record Breaker, 2012, Los Angeles, screenwriter

// Best Comedy, LA Shorts Film Festival 2013

// Indie Memphis Film Festival 2013

//Cleveland International Film Festival 2014


The Modern-Day Pantheon, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, 2012

How to Have a Hunger Games Themed Party Without Anyone Actually Being Hungry (and other blog posts), BatteryPOP, 2014.

Bridge to Nowhere, an excerpt from a book that only exists in a library in a video game. Thimbleweed Park, 2017.


2016-present: Educational Director at Mathnasium of Manhattan, 3-year-old birthday party entertainer, puppet maker, aspiring therapist

2012-2015: Math tutor, batteryPOP social media manager, Children’s Museum educator, camp nature specialist, and gluer of googly eyes

2011: Scholastic media intern, Olive Bridge Entertainment intern

2010: cupcake froster, Martha Washington impersonator

2005-2010: Windsor Mountain Summer camp counselor and Art Department head; leader of classes in stained glass, mosaics, puppet making, Franklin Pierce appreciation, and Awkward-o-Rama; fan mail manager for Jerry Lee Lewis


Rubik’s Cube winner on Ask Me Another with Tim Gunn, NPR, 2016