Katie completed her undergraduate degree at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, where she played trumpet in band. She was also involved with the rowing team, yearbook staff, Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, Beta Beta Beta honor society, and Phi Kappa Phi honor society. She then completed her Masters of Medical Science at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania . After graduation, she was drawn back to the warm climate of her home state, Texas. Katie is interested in four-wheeling, traveling, and movies.