Associate Director Patient Engagement
Katie joins Aceragen with over 8 years of experience working in clinical care and research for rare diseases. As a board-certified genetic counselor, Katie specializes in supporting patients and families to understand and navigate their genetic diagnoses.
Before joining Aceragen, Katie served as a clinical genetic counselor and lysosomal storage disease program coordinator in the Rare Disease Institute at Children’s National Hospital. During her time there, she supported patients through diagnosis and long-term management as well as managed multiple clinical trials, natural history studies, and patient registries for lysosomal storage disorders, including Pompe disease, Gaucher disease, Fabry disease, MPS II, MPS IVA, MPS VII, and Farber disease. Katie also worked as a tele-medicine genetic counselor and team lead at Metis Genetics.
Katie received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Villanova University and a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.