Director of Grants and Foundation Relations
As a member of the Juniata College Class of 1997, Katie was thrilled to return to her alma mater in 2004 in the capacity of Admission Counselor. In 2006, she joined the Alumni Relations team and in 2020 shared her writing, organizational, and constituent relations skills with the Grants and Foundations Office as Associate Director and was named Director of Grants and Foundation Relations in 2022. In these capacities, she was part of the team that raised more than $128 million for the BELIEVE Campaign, including funding from the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, U.S. Dept. of Education, U.S. Economic Development Administration, PA Council on the Arts, Mellon Foundation, and numerous other supporters.
As an undergraduate, Katie’s personal affinities centered on the arts, and she appeared numerous times on the Juniata stage as an actress and a member of the concert choir. In the classroom, Katie combined her academic interests in languages, theatre, and sociology, and pursued her dream to study abroad during her junior year at Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. Prior to Juniata, Katie worked for Mellon Financial Corporation in Pittsburgh, PA, and as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Louisiana in New Orleans.
Although currently living in Huntingdon, Katie is a native of Hollidaysburg, PA, where she met her husband, Will, in middle school. Will is an Associate Professor of English at Juniata, and they have two daughters, Rowan and Cora. Katie enjoys discovering new places, meeting new people, supporting the arts, and spending time with her family and friends.