My name is Katie Clark. I've lived in Altadena for almost a decade, and I'm an educator, an artist, and advocate.
I have seen the erosion of faith in public institutions intensify in recent years. Perhaps nowhere is that more critical to address than in those places that serve to educate, connect, and inspire our communities. We are fortunate, because our Altadena Library has done that work for decades. But when I contrast the deep love that we all have for our Library with the profound challenges it now faces, I cannot remain on the sidelines.
When people ask me, "what do you do?" I always take a moment to answer, because the truth is: I wear more than one hat. I am fortunate enough that I've been able to build an incredible life here in Altadena, combining my passions into a rich whole. That collection of experiences gives me a unique perspective on problem solving, people, and opportunities.