Katie Burke is the author of Urban Playground: What Kids Say About Living in San Francisco. She also writes Noe Kids, a monthly column for The Noe Valley Voice, featuring children who live in San Francisco's Noe Valley neighborhood. Katie has taught creative writing to children and adults in Kenya, South Africa, and San Francisco. She regularly travels to New Orleans, and her writing expresses her appreciation for San Francisco's and New Orleans’ eccentric characters. Katie earned her B.A. in Psychology from Fairfield University in Connecticut, and her Master of Counseling degree from Arizona State University. Moved to support families in an advocacy role, Katie attended the University of San Francisco School of Law after graduate school. She is a member of the Family Law and Solo & Small Firm sections of the Bar Association. Katie writes judicial & attorney profiles for San Francisco Attorney Magazine. Other publications include HarperCollins, the L.A. Times, and KQED Perspectives.