At Rockman, Katie has been working with teams on the evaluation of National History Day, EPIC New Leaders leadership development and teacher incentive program, the American Museum of National History’s Sackler Lab course evaluation, and the NSF funded evaluation of the PBS program Earth the Operators’ Manual. She has also worked on projects from clients such as Archie MD, Sylvan Learning Centers, New Visions for New Schools, and George Lucas Foundation, as well as other NSF funded projects for example The Music Instinct project and Wide Web for Women. Katie has a background in sociology with a focus on Women and Children’s issues in conflict areas of Northern Ireland. She taught 4th graders for two years in Phoenix, Arizona through Teach for America. During that time, she also earned a Master’s degree in Education from Arizona State University. She studied the role of collaborative learning in helping students reach higher cognitive levels. In her free time, Katie enjoys cooking, reading, exercising, and spending time outdoors.