Katherine Rocco is originally from Ocean Springs, Mississippi. She attended the University of Mississippi for undergrad, where she worked with Ole Miss Outdoors as a Trip Leader and Challenge Course Manager. Katherine received her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Environmental Studies from the University of Mississippi in 2014. She continued her work with Ole Miss Outdoors as the Graduate Assistant, and received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Mississippi in 2016. Post graduate school, Katherine applied her love for the outdoors and helping others by working as a wilderness therapist for a residential substance abuse facility. After several years in the field, she wanted to return to campus recreation with the intention of helping students discover their purpose and passion. Katherine is a Wilderness First Responder, and is working toward her ACCT Challenge Course Manager certification. Katherine joined the Recreation and Wellness staff in November 2018.