Katie, her husband, and their two sons live in Riverside. Her boys attend the local grade school and junior high school. Katie volunteered as the PTA Vice President of Fundraising for 2 years at Ames school and was also on the playground committee for District 96. She taught religious education to grade school children at St Mary in Riverside for 3 years. Monthly, Katie cooks for seniors at the Bishop Goedert Residence on the Hynes Veterans Administration campus and is joined by her sons who help serve the meals. Katie has spoken to local high school girls at the Bridgeview Courthouse about careers in the law. In the summertime, she enjoys volunteering at her local pool as the club rep, helping to coordinate the local kid’s summer swim team.