Katie, alongside Darla Hansen and Jan Myler, were old friends of Brenda Walsh from Minnesota and reconnected with her at The University of Minnesota. Katie found it humorous that Brenda would leave California to take acting classes. She had all sorts of questions about Beverly Hills, which drove Brenda to snap at them.
Katie was always looking to party and questioned why Brenda came back to Minnesota when she wasn't really happy there. She was later heard calling Brenda a stuck-up bitch to her friends while drunk.