Katie earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Old Dominion University. She received her Juris Doctor from Florida International University where she graduated in the top 10 of her class. After law school, Katie worked at a boutique law firm as a civil litigator. She then joined a small law firm in Miami as partner representing clients in a trial and appellate capacity. Katie is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. She joined the Circuit in 2021.