As the child of two technical theater artists (scenic and lighting design), Katie really had no choice but also to become an artist. After a brief foray into natural sciences, when she obtained a BS in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester, she returned to the fold and earned an MS in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Katie delights in the challenge of distilling the essential meaning from a scientific story and then communicating that meaning with captivating visuals. She brings not only her experience in fast-paced medical communications agency work but also her boundless enthusiasm to the Cognition team. During her time in graduate school, Katie served as the President of the Student Association of Medical Artists, the BVIS program Anatomy Tutor, and a research assistant for the Saxena Lab. She was the recipient of the 2021 Joyce McGill award from the Vesalius Trust and is currently an active and award-winning member of the Association of Medical Illustrators. She is a lifelong learner and creative problem solver, valuing above all the power of collaboration.