As the UTA FabLab Director, Katie provides broad leadership around the development and continuous improvement of the lab. Katie is responsible for increasing the resonance of the FabLab by cultivating strategic partnerships across campus and within the broader community while managing the lab’s newly expanded 8,000 sq. ft. space. She graduated with honors from Baylor University with a B.A. in University Scholars and from the University of North Texas with an M.S.L.I.S. After serving four years as a public librarian, Katie joined UTA as the First-Year Student Success Librarian and K-12 liaison.  During her time as a FabLab Interim Manager, she helped lead community outreach efforts and strategic planning for the FabLab expansion.