Katherine “Katie” Wade is from Riverside, a town in the west suburbs of Chicago. Katie attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison where she received her BS in Community and Nonprofit Leadership with a focus in Educational Psychology (go Badgers!). Katie spent a year as an AmeriCorps member with City Year – Chicago, serving in the Rogers Park community at Roger C. Sullivan High School in a freshman English classroom. This experience solidified her desire to continue directly serving youth to help them reach their full potential and joined the Y.O.U. team serving as an AmeriCorps YouthServe member at Edsion Elementary school. Katie is now excited to join the development team as the Development and Communications Associate. In her free time, Katie can be found exploring Chicago, checking out new restaurants, cooking or spending times with her friends and family.