Katie McQuone Botello graduated from San Francisco State in 2009 with a degree in Radio and Television. In 2012 she received her Career Technical Education Credential from Fresno Pacific University and became the coordinator of the Video Production Academy at Sunnyside High School. She teaches classes including video production, videography, digital video production, and broadcasting, and in 2019 she was honored with a Milken Education Award for her teaching service. She is also an adjunct instructor in the Graphic Communications Department at Fresno City College. Katie joined the Filmworks advisory board in August 2018 and moved to the board of directors in June 2020. She works on development and youth initiatives.