Katie Hoppe joined MIT's Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation in November 2012 following an internship with the Special Olympics of Massachusetts. During her tenure, she was the Start Line Coordinator for the track and field competition at the Summer Games and created sport-specific coaching questionnaires for the organization's Coaches Education initiative.
Prior to her arrival in Cambridge, Hoppe spent three years in the Plastic and Oral Surgery Department at Children's Hospital Boston in Waltham, Mass. She co-managed the clinical schedule for seven surgeons and was the area's liaison to the hospital-wide Employee Recognition program. Hoppe was then promoted to Oral Surgery Coordinator with responsibilities that included managing the clinical calendar for the chief of oral surgery and tracking finances for each physician as well as the entire department.
While an undergraduate at the University of New Hampshire, Hoppe completed an internship with the Bay State Games which is managed by the Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation. She was charged with scheduling and organizing the entertainment lineup for the Opening Ceremony while assisting in the planning of 25 sport competitions. In addition, Hoppe served as the coordinator for the Hall of Fame and managed the Bay State Games scholarship program.
A 2008 graduate of UNH, Hoppe earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a focus in Sports Studies along with minors in Business Administration and Psychology. She was a four-year member of the Wildcats' track and field team and collected a pair of America East outdoor all-conference honors in the heptathlon.