Katie grew up in the Bay Area of California. At 16, she started her own online boutique, Cute As A Cupcake. In 2016, she received her B.A. from Stanford University. While at Stanford, she spent a quarter studying criminology at the University of Oxford. She also was a research assistant in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. After graduating from Stanford, she worked as a research analyst at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In 2020, she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. She previously interned for Judicial Watch in the Summer of 2019.