SSD is excited to welcome Katie Payne as the newest Disabilities Services Coordinator in SSD!
Katie Payne is a Texas native, but spent much of her adolescence in northern Illinois and central Kentucky. She has a master’s degree in social work from UT Arlington and is a licensed master social worker. She has previously worked in case management with LGBTQ youth at Out Youth, and assisted in Victim Services crisis intervention with the Austin Police Department. Before coming to UT she worked in Student Affairs at Austin Community College for 7 years, most recently coordinating accessibility accommodations for students. She is passionate about immigration rights, accessibility, mental healthcare, and being a strong trans ally. She loves travelling throughout Texas, particularly the Big Bend region, and takes frequent weekend trips outside of Austin. She dislikes podcasts and olives, but loves tacos and her cat, Harold.
We hope you have the opportunity to meet Katie soon!