Katie joined Socrates Sculpture Park in 2013 with over ten years of experience in grant-making and development in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining the Park, she was the Director of Development for New Yorkers for Parks, a citywide advocacy organization, where she led overall fundraising efforts to champion an equitable and accessible parks system. She was the inaugural Director of Special Projects at the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, where she worked from 2005-2011 analyzing trends in the cultural community and administering the agency’s Cultural Development Fund, a $30M grant program for nonprofit arts. Her stint in government began at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, where she supported the City's memorial and cultural initiatives post-9/11. Katie holds a MPA from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management and Public Policy.