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Katie Kearney is an honor student at Saint Louis University, where she is working toward obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, with a focus on journalism and media studies. She hopes to obtain a career in broadcasting. She is also a member of the Lambda Pi Eta Communication Studies Honor Society and the Golden Key International Honor Society at Saint Louis University.
Katie enjoys spending time with her family, her friends, and her Pomeranian, Rocky. Katie’s hobbies include traveling, yoga, golf, decorating, and anything outdoors. Katie also loves attending sporting events. She is a huge Cardinals and Blues fan. Katie has a love for both animals and children. She enjoys visiting schools, children’s hospitals, and local animal shelters.
Katie’s father was a professional linebacker in the NFL.
Katie started playing golf when she was young and continues to play now.
Katie claims that she is not a good dancer and takes Zumba classes to develop rhythm.
"It takes poise and class to be a Miss USA contestant. It is also important to be comfortable with who you are and to show the world that there is not one definition of beauty."