Katherine (Katie) Olney is the Graduate Intern for the Office of New Student and Family Programs (NSFP). Katie works specifically with Parent and Family initiatives, including the Family Ambassadors program, Parent and Family Orientation, and Family Weekend. She also helps in varying degrees with other NSFP initiatives throughout the office. Katie is currently working towards her M.A. in Counseling Psychology, specializing in Children and Adolescents through The Family Institute at Northwestern University.
Originally from Stuart, Florida, Katie earned her B.S. in Psychology from Florida State University. During her time as a student at Florida State, Katie served as one of the Assistant Drum Majors of the Marching Chiefs, was a member of the athletic pep band, Seminole Sound, and played clarinet and bass clarinet in the university’s top undergraduate ensemble, the University Symphonic Band.
Outside of music, Katie conducted research at the Center for Couple and Family Therapy, was on the 2018 Homecoming Court, and more importantly, served as an Orientation Leader, where she counseled and directed new students and families during their transition into the university. Katie’s transformative experience with being an Orientation Leader at Florida State solidified her desire to want to continue her passion for supporting undergraduate students and their families as they transition to their first year, which led her to Northwestern’s Office of New Student and Family Programs!
Katie is eager to work at Northwestern, support students in their journey through college, as well as be surrounded by such passionate student leaders and professionals. Go ‘Cats!