She enjoys visiting with local market-goers and especially women of different generations and backgrounds who share recipes and stories about growing, cooking and eating food. She has helped create food programs for seniors and neighborhood residents, worked with volunteers and local youths in the market. She is excited to be a part of this urban farming, women-led initiative and especially enjoys working with her hands whether in planting and maintaining crops or building structures.
Over the last two years, she has worked on multiple women-led farms in small communities internationally, where she worked on the ground alongside many beautiful, powerful women. She planted and harvested rice and vegetables, hauled feed for new calves, helped raise goats and herd sheep.
Katie earned a B.A. in Art: visual art and art history from Colorado College in 2008. She enjoys working with media in ways that allow her to discover the nature of the materials, especially through print making, painting and encaustic work. She has also organized summer arts programming for children and youth.
Katie will be the facilitator of the Women’s Expressions Art Tent, creating an open and welcoming space for women to collaborate through visual creative expression. She hopes to facilitate others in coming together to create a lasting visual representation of the Women’s Security Conference, for women to remember their experience and be empowered.