Katie Stiffler is a Hamilton County native and proud alumni of the STEM School Chattanooga where she served as the Co-Founder of the Gay Straight Alliance. She is currently studying business administration at Chattanooga State Community College.

Prior to joining the Tennessee Democratic Party, Katie was a Student Organizer for a Hamilton County non-profit that focuses on quality public education and issue advocacy work. In addition, she has served on the Hamilton County Superintendents Student Advisory Council.