Katie Saucer

Research Historian | Writer

Work at HAI

Katie joined HAI in 2024 as a Research Historian and works on projects for the Litigation and Museum/Interpretative Planning departments. She brings experience in topics such as: Public History, Cultural Resource Management, archival work, Appalachian History, and Literature History. She loves Public History because of the opportunity to make compelling content for public consumption.

Katie knows the importance of discovering and telling the stories of those whose stories have been silenced or lost to time. She’s committed to the research process and hopes to work on projects for a diverse set of clients.

Path to HAI

Katie attended West Virginia University until 2022, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in History and English (Creative Writing) with Minor in Journalism, and a Master of Arts in Public History (certificate in Cultural Resource Management). During graduate school, she worked at the West Virginia and Regional History Center where she processed collections, worked on projects related to archival holdings, and wrote blog posts. One of her blog posts was featured on WBOY’s Black History Month Special in 2024.

Katie spent her final year of graduate school working on projects related to 50th anniversary of the Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit system (P.R.T.). This involved conducting oral history interviews, writing a National Register of Historic Places nomination, and helping to plan a museum exhibit at the Watt’s Museum.

Right out of graduate school, she worked part-time as a historical researcher on projects related to historic sites and houses in West Virginia. She then went on to work in grant writing and fundraising for nonprofits in West Virginia and Washington, D.C. for two years.

She’s excited to be a part of the HAI team and to once again focus her attention on historical research. Aside from history, Katie is also passionate about writing, and tries to keep her creative writing skills sharp by working on fiction and poetry manuscripts. She lives in the D.C. area with her husband and two cats.