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!). Before Y.O.U., 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.
In 2015, Katie joined the Y.O.U. team as an AmeriCorps Y.O.U.th Serve member at Edsion Elementary school. After her year of service, she was excited to join the Advancement team as the Advancement and Communications Manager. In her free time, Katie can be found exploring Chicago, checking out new restaurants, cooking or spending times with her friends and family.