Katie is currently a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Stanford University. Prior to that, she was a PhD Candidate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, advised by Professor Ruzena Bajcsy. Prior to that, she received a B.S.E. from Arizona State University in 2012 and a M.S. from UC Berkeley in 2015. Her research considers the integration of autonomy into human dominated fields, in terms of safe interaction in everyday life, with a strong emphasis on novel modeling methods, experimental design, and control frameworks. She received the Demetri Angelakos Memorial Achievement Award for her contributions to the community. Beyond research, Katie enjoys outreach, reading, and learning new trivia.