Katie Collins Garrett, an AMS Member, is a forecaster with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, Maryland, 20746. HPC is part of the U.S. National Weather Service's National Centers for Environmental Prediction. Currently, Ms. Garrett Chairs the Washington D.C. AMS Local Chapter. She has an MS degree in atmospheric sciences from Texas A&M University (2007), and a BS degree in operational meteorology and climatology from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana (2004). While at Texas A&M, Ms. Garrett was a member of its AMS Student Chapter, and she led the university's storm chase team. While attending Ball State, she volunteered at the Indianapolis NWS forecast office and was an active SKYWARN observer. Ms. Garrett loves participating in outreach activities where she can share her passion for weather. Heavily involved with NOAA's Heritage Program, she has been the NWS representative on the core team for NOAA Heritage Week and the development of the Gateway Exhibit located on the Silver Spring, Marylans campus. She also leads the NOAA Preserve America Initiative Internal Funding program which provides funding to all NOAA line offices, including the NWS, to help preserve the history of NOAA and tell the story of their organization's heritage.