Sustainability has been important to Katie for practically her entire life. Her parents joke that her favorite conversation topic as a toddler was the recycling truck. However, her real “aha!” moment came as a teenager studying ecology and the environment. Though she is still trying to kick the paper towel habit, Katie strives to make environmentally responsible decisions in her day-to-day life.
Combining this passion with a background in writing made joining Metabolic’s communications team an ideal opportunity. Katie is now responsible for sharing the Metabolic team’s inspiring work through our communications channels, including the newsletter and news page. A former journalist, she was previously the managing editor at magazines, a newspaper reporter covering everything from city hall to commercial real estate, and the editor-in-chief of her university’s newspaper. During her career, she has faced off with state officials over press freedoms, interviewed celebrity chefs, covered presidential campaign events, and even published her own food blog.
Katie is originally from the United States but has called Amsterdam home for more than five years. When she’s not working, you’ll find her chasing her two young kids at the city’s numerous playgrounds, biking past the picturesque canals, traveling throughout Europe, or harvesting organic vegetables at a Community Supported Agriculture farm.