Katie Cooley

Education Coordinator

Katie graduated from Lake Forest College with a degree in both Sociology and Communications. Out of college, Katie started working for ASTRA as the Membership and Programs Coordinator. Although she loved working for ASTRA and in the specialty toy industry, she left her position to move from Chicago to her home state of Michigan.

In Michigan she has worked in a variety of positions in Development and Fundraising at non-profits. After having her first child in November of 2021, Katie become more invested in knowing what the best toys were for him and his development, so she reached out to Sue knowing ASTRA would have these answers. When learning of the possibility of working remotely for ASTRA, she jumped at the opportunity. "I absolutely love the work that ASTRA does and spreading the importance of play. I could not be more excited to work for ASTRA again!"