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. She is also an adjunct instructor in the Graphic Communications Department at Fresno City College. Katie joined the Filmworks advisory board in August 2018, assisting with development and youth initiatives.