Katie participated in youth science fairs for six years, and was a finalist at the Canada Wide Science Fair for four of those years, where she medalled each time. In January 2015, she was one of three Canadians to be invited to represent the country at the National Youth Science Forum in Canberra, Australia. In the past seven years, Katie has been privileged to have won over sixty-five awards in the fields of science and engineering, most of which were presented for her projects in the field of health-oriented computer engineering devices. Currently, Katie is pursuing studies in engineering at McMaster University.