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Meet Katie She is an athlete, world record-holder, and safe water activist.

 

 

 

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Intro


 

 

 

Meet Katie She is an athlete, world record-holder, and safe water activist.

 

 

 

 

In 2010, Katie set the world record for the youngest person to row solo across the Atlantic. Along the way she raised more than $150,000 for safe water projects in Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Kenya.

In 2011, Katie visited water projects and saw the results of the funds raised through her adventures. This journey sparked a campaign to challenge ten schools in the states to help ten schools in Kenya. The schools raised more than $100,000 or enough to help 10,000 students gain access to safe drinking water. To celebrate, the students gathered and broke the world record for the most people carrying water jugs on their heads!

Katie is currently an Ambassador for a nonprofit organization called H2O for Life that provides service-learning opportunities to engage, educate, and inspire youth to become global citizens. They recently launched a three-year partnership to reach out to 210 schools in 15 major cities across the United States including Minneapolis, Nashville, New York City, Phoenix, and Seattle.

Katie continues to act as a change agent for social causes and is an acclaimed motivational speaker sought across the country. She has inspired and captivated thousands from school children to business professionals, and speaks about overcoming adversity and accomplishing what we set out to achieve, no matter how steep the odds.

Photography courtesy of Tamara Reynolds.