“SJA was a solid foundation to my growth into the person I am today. The teachers and students taught me so many valuable personal lessons as well as encouraged me to find my niche and pursue it with full force. I don’t believe I would be the same person if I didn’t have the love and support that the whole community provided me for the 10 years I was there.”
The Bryn Mawr School, University of Maryland
Previously, Katelyn was a staff writer for Healthiest Communities at U.S. News & World Report, covering addiction, mental health, and environmental health. While a reporter, she was awarded fellowships to Canada and Paris by the Institute of Journalism and Natural Resources and the National Press Foundation, respectively, and participated in workshops held by the Poynter Institute and IJNR. Since then, Katelyn has shifted gears and is now a small business owner in Richmond, Virginia. Together with her husband, Josh, they founded Retex Roofing & Exteriors in May 2020, a home exterior company that emphasizes homeowner education, top-quality workmanship, and exceptional customer care. Under Katelyn and Josh’s leadership, Retex has quickly become a trusted name in the industry.