Katy joined the Hope and Healing Center and Institute in August 2019 as a Mental Health Coach Intern. She is a clinical Master of Social Work student and Research Assistant at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She earned her BA in Communications Studies from the University of Houston – Downtown. Katy serves on the board of a nonprofit called the What it’s Like Project, dedicated to fighting the stigma surrounding mental illness through art. In her free time, she performs long-form improv, plays music, and spends time with her partner and their two dogs.