Katie is a lead instructor with Advice Beyond the Classroom and works directly with the students at various schools on the execution of the curriculum. She also heads up the secondary phase of Advice Beyond the Classroom and works with the program alumni currently in college on attaining internship placement, salary negotiations, and benefits explanations. Born and raised in Beverly, on the Southside of Chicago, Katie attended Mother McAuley High School. Upon graduation, Katie attended the University of Iowa and graduated with honors in Political Science. Her passion for politics and networking brought her to Washington DC post-graduation where she stumbled upon a new passion, executive recruitment. Katie started her recruiting career in Washington DC working on high level government technology searches with the FBI and CIA. Katie eventually moved back to Chicago and started recruiting sales professionals, which ultimately led to her achieving top producer status within the firm. Given her strong entrepreneurial spirt, Katie ultimately set off on her own to start what has become one of Chicago’s premiere sales recruiting firms; Bottomline Recruiting. At BottomLine Recruiting, Katie manages national accounts and recruits high level sales professionals across the United States; she also trains and manages new hires. Her experience as both a small business owner and professional placement specialist gives the students of ABC a competitive advantage over their peers as they enter the workforce.