Katie began writing for TPG in November 2015 and joined the team full time in June 2019. After completing her Computer Science Ph.D. thesis in June 2017, she and her husband sold or donated most of their possessions, moved out of their Austin, Texas, apartment and transitioned to a digital nomad lifestyle.
While traveling full time and living out of hotels, Katie uses points, miles, cards and loyalty programs on a daily basis. She and her husband have a total of 42 active card accounts — along with a long list of elite statuses — and they keep each card for a specific purpose. Although she only flew 108,810 miles in 2021 and 106,156 miles in 2020, in 2019 she flew 253,114 miles — and uses all of those personal experiences to inform and color her writing.
Favorite city: Tokyo.
Where to next: Thailand; Germany; Latvia.