A San Francisco writer and family law attorney, Katie’s publications include HarperCollins, the L.A. Times, the Journal of Law and Social Challenges, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She occasionally reads her essays on KQED Radio’s Perspectives.
Katie has taught personal story writing in Kenya, South Africa, and San Francisco, for both children and adults. Katie facilitates journalism workshops with incarcerated journalists at San Quentin State Prison, through San Quentin’s Society of Professional Journalists chapter.
Before graduating from the University of San Francisco School of Law, Katie earned her B.A. in psychology from Fairfield University in Connecticut and her Master of Counseling degree from Arizona State University.
Katie owns San Francisco law firm Burke Family Law. She writes Noe Kids, a monthly column for The Noe Valley Voice, which features profiles of Noe Valley children ages four to twelve. Urban Playground: What Kids Say About Living in San Francisco, Katie’s book of interviews with San Francisco city kids ages five to nine, was published in April 2020.