With a generation of devoted young leaders like [Sgarro] it seems that the sky may not be the limit for LGBT progress, but a stepping stone.
— Out Magazine
One of the five gayest healthcare startups right now advancing LGBTQ healthcare equality in America.
— HealthCare.com

Hi! I'm Katie.

I'm a social entrepreneur and LGBTQ advocate. I'm passionate about progressive politics, civil rights advocacy, and using the reach of technology and media to produce positive social change.

My work has been published and featured in numerous publications including The HuffPost, The Advocate, Philadelphia Magazine, Forbes.com, and Out Magazine. I've also been a featured speaker on LGBTQ rights and socially impactful technology.

I received my B.A. cum laude with distinction in Health & Societies from the University of Pennsylvania and my M.S. in Management Studies from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. 


Highlighted Coverage of My Work in the Press


What Can I Do For You?

I am always looking to write or guest speak about LGBTQ issues and social entrepreneurship. I am also very interested in giving back through joining a nonprofit board or providing pro bono mentorship to LGBTQ youth. I have experience in the following areas and I'm always looking for new opportunities.

  • Freelance writing (op-eds, blog posts, news, proposals, profiles, reviews, press releases, web copy, talking points, comedy, etc.)
  • LGBTQ advocacy LGBTQ youth mentorship
  • Guest speaking (LGBTQ rights, AsylumConnect, social entrepreneurship, socially impactful technology)
  • Nonprofit board advising
  • Advising for tech/social justice startups (Product Management, HR & Organizational Development, PR/Communications, Marketing/Advertising)

Interested in working together? Contact me

I just admire [Sgarro] for applying all the theoretical concepts [she] learned in the classroom for the public interest.
— Fernando Chang-Muy in Philadelphia Gay News
In creating a lifesaving resource for LGBT asylum-seekers, a young woman makes peace with her years in the closet.
— The Advocate