Katie was somehow the brightest, most hardworking, and yet humblest classmate of mine during my years at UNL. Balancing three demanding majors, Katie was still the most prolific student of our class, both in the classroom, where she mastered editing and animation, and on extracurricular student projects, where she gladly made significant contributions to dozens of films. She is one of those people that makes you shake your head and say, 'She is going places,' and as her friend and colleague I am truly excited to see where.