An Atlanta native, Katie Wingate graduated from Brown University in 2013 with a B.A. in Africana Studies and Religious Studies. Upon graduation, she taught 5th Grade Reading and Social Studies at a charter school in Charlotte, North Carolina through Teach for America. Katie re-located to San Francisco, California in 2015 and continued to teach and coach middle school Social Studies. Working with underserved children from diverse backgrounds, she is tasked with empowering students to re-imagine the world we live in while affirming their place in it. In her daily teaching, Katie aims to help children realize their abilities to advance change. In her free time, Katie is an avid reader and self-proclaimed picture book enthusiast. She is a mom to two boys.