To the position of Office Coordinator, Katie brings a decade of service experience from companies such as The University of Akron, Akron Coffee Roasters, the Akron-Summit County Public Library, Progressive Insurance, and others. A graduate of The University of Akron, Katie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English, as well as a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts program. While pursuing her graduate degree, she published a chapbook of poetry (“FLOWER POEMS,” Frontier Slumber Press), and, in 2013, was awarded the honor of Outstanding Graduate Student, in which she was given the opportunity to speak before The University of Akron’s Board of Trustees, including then President, Dr. Luis M. Proenza. Having grown up alongside the Ohio & Erie Canal in Canal Fulton, she is excited to join the team at the Coalition and offer support in all efforts of the organization.