Katie graduated Cum Laude from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish, and a minor in Latin American Studies in May of 2012. She was diagnosed with T1D on September 10, 2000. Katie attended ADA Camp Carefree in New Durham, NH for many years, both as a camper and staff. Directly after college, Katie focused on membership and advocacy for a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C., and returned to her New England roots in 2016 after a brief excursion to Munich and beyond.
Age Diagnosed: 10 years old
What she likes to do: Catching a concert in the city, cross stitching in front of the TV, weekend excursions into the woods, and giving magnificent hugs.
Favorite thing about diabetes: The chosen family I have developed through my diabetes – friends I can rely on to be there through the years.
Least favorite thing about diabetes: The need to understand health insurance more than the average person.
Biggest T1D struggle while in college: Carving out time to eat consistently, particularly during exams/thesis draft deadlines!