Katie is a Ph.D. student in the Cognition & Neural Systems program in the Psychology Department. Originally from Missouri, she graduated with a B.S. in Psychology in 2011. Prior to coming to The University of Arizona, she worked as a Sleep Research Tech at Brown University. Katie is interested in children's word learning and the role of sleep in memory consolidation in infants and young children. In her free time, Katie loves to cook, hike, and explore the Southwest!