Before starting her career as a financial journalist, Katie was an active-duty Airborne Operations Technician for the United States Air Force. Katie also has a degree in analytic philosophy from the University of Colorado.
After college, she was accepted into The Motley Fool's Writer Development program. Upon completion, she joined The Motley Fool as a contributing writer and used her military background to analyze defense companies.
As a contributor to First Quarter Finance, Katie has continued utilizing her military background by creating content related to military discounts.
However, through her dedication to in-depth research, she has also expanded her expertise to include everyday consumer topics like check cashing, retail store policies, and income.
Her work has also appeared on The Cheat Sheet, Investing.com, and numerous other sites.