Katie was a very serious individual. She would often times be found either on the bridge or in the gym. She was married briefly to Lt. Krieg, though they quickly got divorced but remained friends. Very ambitious she hoped to command her own ship.
She was often a member of special mission teams. She also commanded the Hyper Reality Probe. She and Commander Ford were good friends and she trusted him implicitly. After the first seaQuest was destroyed she opted to become a captain of a tanker, and not return for the next tour.