Katie joined Lyfebulb in May 2019 as the Community Manager. She is responsible for leading the Lyfebulb Network, comprised of Patient Entrepreneurs & Ambassadors, and developing broader awareness and engagement strategies to execute within its larger patient communities. After being a chronic illness patient herself, Katie is most passionate about patient empowerment through education and sharing of community resources to improve the experience of managing a chronic illness. Appreciating the importance of diet and nutrition for chronic illness patients, Katie trained to become a Natural Foods Chef and received her certification from the Natural Gourmet Institute. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Health and Societies with a minor in Hispanic Studies.