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.
“THE OFFICIAL STUFF”
American Film Institute Conservatory, Los Angeles, CA // MFA, Screenwriting, 2012
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL // BA, English with minor in Math, 2009
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
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
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