Katie Shinnick is a Director at Vitalize Venture Group. She has worked with IrishAngels since 2016, assisting with deal close, membership, partnership, and other operational duties. Before her time at IrishAngels, Katie was a teacher and administrator in the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic schools for seven years. She graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, with double majors in English and Piano Performance and a minor in Italian. She also holds her Masters in Elementary Education from Loyola University Chicago, and her Masters in Educational Administration from DePaul University. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two young sons, and enjoys cooking, reading, and staying involved in high-need schools around the city.