Katie Owens Uelk is the STEP Literacy Research and Development Manager for UChicago Impact. In this role, she works collaboratively with members of STEP Strengthen & Expand team on how to approach the expansion, design, and implementation of the STEP formative literacy assessment for 7th and 8th grade.
Most recently, she worked as a Doctoral Researcher with the Chicago Public Schools via Ohio State University. She holds a Master of Education in Elementary Education with a specialization in Social Justice from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Her Doctorate from Ohio State University is anticipated in February 2019.