Katie Wood Clark has been a video game fan since childhood, growing up with Nintendo games, Nintendo consoles, and a Nintendo Power subscription.As Katie began to prepare for higher education, she realized video games didn't have to just be a hobby. With this newfound professional goal, Katie pursued a degree in Computer Science at Oklahoma State University and, subsequently, went on to attend the SMU Guildhall (Cohort 23) for Level Design. While at the SMU Guildhall, she had the opportunity to travel to the Game Developer's Conference (GDC) as a Narrative Review Gold Award Winner and attend the D.I.C.E. Summit as an Intel Summit Scholar.
Upon graduation, Katie joined a local Dallas-based company called Flight School Studio. During the course of her almost 5 years with Flight School, Katie worked on a wide range of original and commercial IP varying in scale, genre, and platform.
In 2021, Katie returned to SMU Guildhall—this time as a professor.