While completing her Master’s of Public Health through the University of Waterloo, Katie moved to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories with the intention of staying a year or so. As the story goes, she stayed eleven years in the North, where she worked in evaluation and research strategy at the Department of Health and Social Services, Government of the Northwest Territories, and at the Institute for Circumpolar Health Research. Family eventually lured her back “down south”, but her time in the North left a lasting impression and it continues to inspire her. Katie’s focus with the group is knowledge translation, particularly with government partners.
Katie is second-generation settler with Irish, English and Mennonite Ukrainian ancestry. She currently resides in Tkaronto (Toronto), Treaty 13 and Williams Treaty territory and traditional lands of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples.