Katie Heitkemper is currently studying Global Business and Entrepreneurship at the University of Portland, but she is interested in programs across
many disciplines including German, Fine Arts and Neuroscience. She is one of the 2015-16 Entrepreneur Scholars at the University of Portland and she hopes to start her own business before graduation. Katie is the president of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club on campus and the Marketing Coordinator for both the Campus Program Board and UP Marketing Group.
Katie is most inspired when she is exploring places near and far, meeting new people along the way. She has been fortunate enough to travel to 23 different countries and it has only increased her desire to learn about and experience different cultures. Her interest in International Studies began when her family spent a summer living on the Semester at Sea ship, the M.V. Explorer, which traveled through 7 countries from Russia to Japan.
She maintains a busy schedule with her business studies, internship and leadership roles, but in her spare time she enjoys running, snow skiing, rowing and backpacking. Katie's biggest passion is making people smile with her art and innovations.