Director, Service Development, City Tech Collaborative
Katie Olson is the Director of Operations & Services at City Tech. In her role, Katie oversees all program operations, leads partner communications and designs new services with our academic, industry and civic partners to facilitate the development and growth of the consortium. Before joining UI LABS in February 2014, Katie led the Neighborhood and Place-Based Assets strategy at World Business Chicago to drive Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Plan for Economic Growth & Jobs. Previously, she worked for The Reinvestment Fund, a Philadelphia-based community development financial institution, and served as a Mayoral Fellow for the City of Chicago in 2011.
Katie holds a master’s in City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s in Communications, Economics, Legal Institutions & Government from American University. Katie also served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi from 2008-2010.