Greetings! My name is Katie Macica and I am a graduate student at Loyola University Chicago studying Public history and U.S. history. A native of the Pacific Northwest, I was inspired to study history by my grandfather’s stories of his experiences during the Great Depression and World War II.
After graduating from Loyola with a BA in history in 2002, I returned to complete my MA in Public History in 2007. For four years I served as curator at the Winnetka Historical Society, curating four major exhibits including the award-winning “Serving on All Fronts: Winnetka and World War II.” I also worked as Assistant Curator at the Kenilworth Historical Society for four years, and taught a U.S. history course at Wilbur Wright College.
In 2011, I returned to Loyola to work toward a doctoral degree. My research focuses on environmental and Western history, but I have also done work in Chicago-area history, including co-authoring the National Register nomination for the Sauganash Historic District. Outside of my academic work, I am interested in aviation, photography, and exploring the outdoors.