Katie Sowa grew up in Houston, Texas and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin. There she obtained degrees in Human Development and Radio-Television-Film. After graduating in 2008, she spent time in the research lab of Dr. Miguel Cruz, PhD at Baylor College of Medicine. There she studied treatments for systemic inflammation. Dr. Sowa then entered the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston, where she graduated with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 2015.
While in dental school, she served on the American Student Dental Association Board as Editor-in-Chief. She also served the local professional community as the sole student liaison to the Greater Houston Dental Society Board of Directors. She was also elected student representative in the Texas Dental Association House of Delegates. Upon graduating dental school, Katie was honored with the International College of Dentists’ Leadership Award. She plans to continue her involvement with these organizations to gain knowledge and grow as a leader in the community.