Katie Priest is a native of the horse country around Lexington, Kentucky. She is currently a senior, and will graduate in May of 2010 with a dual degree in Political Science and Middle Eastern History. Sales and marketing have been parts of Katie’s life since she was a child. She grew up watching and assisting her mother with running a successful business buying and trading horses in the both the US and Europe. Katie has a diverse background that includes retail, working as the head of development and marketing for Atlanta’s Fabrefaction Theatre Company, and interning for her Congressman in Washington. With Katie’s college career coming to a close, she is excited for the opportunity to join the Perry Property Group to combine her passion for sales and marketing with the exciting and fast-paced world of real estate, and hopes to continue in the field after graduation.
Katie is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and involved in a variety of organizations on Vanderbilt’s campus. She is deeply passionate about Middle Eastern politics, and hopes to be able to contribute meaningfully to peace in the region during her lifetime. Katie is also an accomplished actor and director, and prior to Vanderbilt studied acting at the prestigious Tisch School for the Arts at New York University.