Katelyn followed in the footsteps of her brother Tyler and began training at MMAC in 2002, earning her first degree black belt in 2009. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis this May with her BS in biomedical engineering, and will be teaching English in Japan for the next year through the JET Program. She will begin work on her PhD in bioengineering at the University of California San Diego in the fall of 2020.
Through martial arts, Katelyn developed discipline, teaching skills, and responsibility. As someone interested in teaching, she had many great role models at MMAC, including Sensei Samantha Arce. She credits martial arts for much of the mental strength she has developed, preparing her for the challenges of higher education and life abroad.