Assistant Director, Outdoor Adventure
Katie Benoit joined the Loyola University Maryland Department of Recreation and Wellness in May of 2022 as the Assistant Director of Outdoor Adventure. Katie oversees the Outdoor Adventure Experience program including student leaders, outdoor trip logistics, training and teambuilding sessions. Additionally, Katie is responsible for the climbing wall operations in the Fitness and Aquatic Center.
Originally from central Massachusetts, Katie completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. It is during her time at Loyola as an undergraduate leader in the outdoor adventure experience program where Katie discovered her passion for the outdoors and leadership. From there, Katie went on to pursue a Master’s Degree in Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. During her time in both programs, Katie pursued multidisciplinary opportunities to further her knowledge and passion of outdoor education and recreation.
When Katie isn’t in the office, she is most likely spending time outdoors on a trail run, paddling, or mountain biking. Katie is a lifetime Patriots fan, and her daily motto is, “Attitude is the difference between an adventure and an ordeal.”