Katie Newburn

Education & Outreach Director

Katie grew up in Northern California, where her appreciation for nature and outdoor recreation first began. With a passion for affecting positive change, she pursued a degree in Political Science and earned her B.A. from Chapman University in 2016. After graduating, Katie facilitated outdoor science and social studies field trips for elementary students across Orange County, CA. This experience showed her the power of outdoor education to ignite students' love of nature and passion for protecting the environment. Katie is dedicated to advancing environmental education as a means of advancing environmental conservation and stewardship.

Katie moved to Utah in 2017 to enjoy its abundance of natural beauty. Working in nonprofit development, she got to know Salt Lake City as a close-knit and compassionate community. Now, she hopes to inspire this community to get to know its namesake, and better appreciate and protect Great Salt Lake's beauty and ecological significance.