Katie Patterson is a Golden Gopher from the University of Minnesota. She moved to Reno a couple years ago and claims that Reno is a “hidden gem and best kept secret on the West Coast.” Between skiing Rose, hiking Tahoe and enjoying the surrounding areas, Katie has no plans to leave. She graduated from the U’s School of Professional Journalism and said since she was young, she has loved everything about writing; it only took four years of editors to make her change her mind (“Wink Face”).
Along with a great sense of humor, Katie has a tremendous heart for Awaken’s ministry. She remembers how difficult it was to be a teenager–the peer pressure and hormones are enough to handle without adding an unstable parent or unpredictable environment. She has been volunteering as a youth mentor for over a year and starting in September, she will write monthly stories that will be posted on Awaken’s blog. Awaken and team are excited to have a talented writer and compassionate heart to blog each month. Please support Katie and Awaken by reading the stories posted on our website!