Dr. Katie Thralls Butte graduated from SDSU with an M.S. degree in Exercise Physiology and an M.S. degree in Nutritional Sciences. She earned her Ph.D. from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health under the mentorship of Dr. Susan Levy. Dr. Thralls Butte managed several research projects in the San Diego community, with a particular focus on older adults and maintenance of independence. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Seattle Pacific University. Dr. Thralls Butte loves outdoor adventures, all types of exercise, and teaching/mentoring students towards a brighter future! She got married earlier this year.