Katie is passionate about fundraising for missions she believes in, and CircEsteem is no exception! She oversees grant management, individual donor stewardship, and event planning for the organization. Katie’s favorite aspect of her job is creating a network of support to fund programs for talented youth who otherwise would not receive them. Katie holds a bachelor of music from DePaul University and a master of music from Roosevelt University. Katie has worked in youth fine arts programs such as the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, The People’s Music School, Bollywood Groove, and the Chicago Human Rhythm Project. In her free time, Katie privately teaches oboe and recorder lessons, and freelances as an oboist.