Katie is from Omaha, NE and is studying biomechanics, kinesiology, exercise science, and psychology. Her leadership experience includes being a member of the girls basketball state championship team her junior year. As a senior, she had the opportunity to mentor and coach the younger players in the program. She was also involved in Mu Alpha Theta (Math National Honors Society) for three years, and was vice president for two. As vice president, she helped coordinate with the elementary schools in District 66 to teach kids critical thinking and problem solving skills through fun and engaging math games. Her research experience includes volunteering at the Biomechanics Research Lab at UNO with Dr. Brian Knarr and his research team. Her team is responsible for researching everything from stroke rehabilitation to the biomechanics of baseball pitching. Katie hopes to start her own research project that has a focus on the performance and injury prevention aspects of basketball. Her career interests include sports biomechanics. She hopes to develop products for athletes that will prevent injury and improve performance.