was a 2018 reporting fellow at The Texas Tribune. Born and raised in Minnesota, Katie completed a dual master’s program in Journalism and Global Policy Studies from the University of Texas. Some of her previous work can be found in the Austin-American Statesman, the Austin Chronicle, the Texas Health Journal and Sports Illustrated, where she was a reporter intern.
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