Having completed her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economics, Politics, and Philosophy at the University of Canterbury, Katy worked as an intern at Motu for the summer of 2010-2011.
Katy was an intern for Arthur Grimes and Steven Stillman, working on a homeownership programme with Arthur Grimes and Steve Stillman. She investigated what determines spatial changes in state housing density.
Katy enjoyed the friendly, social atmosphere at Motu and gained important research skills that will be very useful for her future studies. She found her co-workers extremely helpful, and enjoyed working with some of the top economists in New Zealand.