Katrina is a long-time Hammond resident and a youth advocate working on issues like bullying and suicide. She started the Know Your Worth Campaign, working with young people to see their worth. Know Your Worth was a dream that turned into reality, and she started teaching. Katrina is an educator at East Chicago Central High School, where she teaches radio & TV broadcast, commercial photography, and theater. Through her art and work, she continues to help others. Katrina wrote her first play entitled "Redemption," which addressed bullying and touched on suicide. She also acted, directed, and produced the stage play. Katrina is a member of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Union.
Katrina also volunteers at food pantries and soup kitchens and has spearheaded a gospel fest, providing health screenings, haircuts, book bags, and school supplies to school-aged children to prepare them for school. She also accepted her calling into ministry and received her license. She is a member of the Cross Church, where she is a part of the worship team and media team.
Katrina graduated from Purdue University Calumet with a degree in computer information systems. She is pursuing a master’s degree in career and technical education from Purdue West Lafayette.