Katie has experience leading marketing, operations, strategy and BD in early-mid stage businesses. She was city manager of silicon valley based startup, Upwork where she lead state based partnerships, marketing and training. Katie also founded a health technology startup specialising in online product distribution, training and curation of scientific research for health professionals. In this role, Katie generated industry partnerships with hospitals, universities, and large multi-nationals such as Heinz and Nestle, for training, marketing, sales and future product development. Katie has first class honours degree in Applied Science, specialising in language and communication.