Katie Hoppe joined MIT's Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation in November 2012. Her responsibilities include NCAA compliance, special event management, and coordination of the programming for "Engineering Success", MIT's student-athlete wellbeing initiative.
Prior to her arrival in Cambridge, Hoppe completed an internship with the Special Olympics of Massachusetts (SOMA). 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. Hoppe has continued her relationship with SOMA as a member of the annual Summer Games management team.
While an undergraduate at the University of New Hampshire, Hoppe was an intern at the Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation with her focus being the Bay State Games. 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.
Hoppe received a Master's degree in Sport Leadership from Northeastern University in May 2016.