Height: 5-3
103 lbs.
Birthplace: San Jose, Calif.
School: Santa Teresa H.S. 
Coaches: Master Andrew Suh and Art Jackson
Dojang: TAEMA Taekwondo

Other Sports Played: track & field and volleyball

Hobbies: reading MANGA, color guard, playing the sax and clarinet, music and annoying her little brother

Family: Her younger brother Arthur (aka: AJ) also competes in taekwondo and is a two-time Junior Olympic gold medalist (2008 & 2010). He also took silver at the 2010 U.S. Open...her father is a 2nd Dan Kukkiwon black belt and also actively competes.

Favorite Foods: 
"see" food...she sees food and she likes it.

Pre-Competition Meal: bananas and SPAM sushi (it's a TAEMA parent's thing)

Favorite Athlete: Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite Movies: "Spirited Away" and all scary movies

Favorite Music: pop, R&B and rap

Did You Know?: Katie is the youngest in her 8th-grade class at 12 years old because she started school one year early.

2011  USAT Junior Prep National Team Member (Light)
USAT Junior Olympics (12-13 Light): GOLD
2011  Stanford University Open: GOLD
2011  USAT San Diego National Qualifier (12-13 Light): GOLD

2010  USAT Junior Prep National Team Member (Bantam)
USAT Junior Olympics (12-13 Bantam): GOLD
2010  USAT Fresno National Qualifier (12-13 Bantam): BRONZE
2010  California State Championships (12-13 Bantam): GOLD
2010  U.S. Open (12-13 Bantam): BRONZE

2009  USAT San Jose National Qualifier: GOLD

2008  USAT Junior Olympics (Elite Open): GOLD
2008  USAT Junior Olympics (Poomsae): GOLD

2007  USAT Junior Olympics (Elite Open): SILVER

last updated 8/18/11