Katie is an advanced doctoral student in the Human Development and Education Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studies under Dr. Howard Gardner and Dr. Kurt Fischer. Her research focuses on the psychosocial development of adolescents and emerging adults. In particular, she studies adolescents’ developing sense of self and factors affecting this process, such as digital media and close interpersonal relationships. Katie holds two master’s degrees from Harvard, one in Mind, Brain, and Education and one in Risk and Prevention. Before beginning her doctoral work in 2005, she taught in Framingham, Massachusetts, and Saltus Grammar School in Bermuda, her native country.