2005 RG Menzies Scholarship to Harvard University
Katie graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English and Media Studies and a Dean’s Commendation for High Achievement. Katie completed her honours year at the University of Melbourne and received a grade of first class for her thesis entitled “East Timor and the Politics of Popular Meanings”. Her thesis explored how public representations of Australian intervention in the East Timor crisis of 1999 served to crystallise perceptions of national identity and cultural citizenship.
Katie completed the Master of Public Policy program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government specializing in International Trade and Finance and worked on the 2012 Presidential election campaign.