Katie joined Groundswell in 2015 on the Insight & Action Team as a volunteer researcher and then went on to train and work as a Homeless Health Peer Advocate. Coming from an arts background she has over 4 and half years’ experience of delivering arts and homeless provision to marginalized communities via her work with Streetwise Opera, Clean Break Theatre, Somebody’s Daughter Theatre Melbourne, The Koestler Trust and The Southbank Centre. Prior to this she worked in the commercial sector and brings over 10 years’ experience as an administrator and project manager. She is passionately committed to instigating change through the transforming power of art and community. She also manages to find time to continue volunteering with Streetwise Opera supporting participants at workshops and public performances.