Katy was born in Eugene, Oregon and received her B.A. in Accounting from Portland State University in 2003. She also has an A.A. in Criminal Justice. Katy has worked in a variety of industries and has travelled to France and Afghanistan. She has been with the University of Oregon since 2012. In her free time, Katy enjoys taking her Jeep off-road, skiing, scuba diving, playing soccer, reading and cross-stitching.