Katie covered energy technology, energy policy and the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill before becoming Greenwire deputy editor. She's been at Greenwire's helm since October. Before her arrival at E&E News in 2008, Katie worked as a geologist and in editorial posts at National Geographic Traveler and the Grand Forks [N.D.] Herald. She graduated magna cum laude from Washington and Lee University with a bachelor's in journalism and geology. She earned her master's in geology from Louisiana State University.