Katie Collins
Katie Collins
Height: 5-7
Year: So.
Hometown: Newton, Mass.
High School: Newton South
Major: Brain and Cognitive Sciences

2018: USTFCCCA All-Region... NEWMAC All-Conference... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... Ran in all six events, making her season debut at the Purple Valley Classic where she was 19th in 23:34.3... Finished 17th at the NEICAAA Championship with a time of 18:35.48... Placed 37th at the UW-Oshkosh Kollege Town Sports Invitational in 22:58.76, followed by an eighth-place showing at the NEWMAC Championship in 19:45... Finished 12th at the NCAA Regional in 22:19.41, followed by a 72nd-place performance at the NCAA Championship with a time of 22:22.2.

2017: USTFCCCA All-Region... NEWMAC All-Conference... In her collegiate debut, she finished 18th at the Purple Valley Classic in a time of 23:08.2... Was 24th at the NEICAAA Championship in 18:38.7 and seventh at the Cowbell Classic in a time of 21:43.35... Placed third at the NEWMAC Championship in 18:11 and 22nd at the NCAA Regional in a time of 21:47.

Off the Cross Country Trail at MIT: Majoring in brain and cognitive sciences with a minor in computer science... Interned as a computer scientist at the Wyss Institute working on AI for biomedicine... UROP with MIT Brain and Cognitive Science Professor Feng Zhang's lab working on computational tools for CRISP guide design... Collaborated with the George Church lab and the Wyss Institute on machine learning and deep learning for biomedicine... Creative Lead for the MIT Student Spaces Redesign Project... Research Editor for the MIT Undergraduate Research Journal... Member of the MIT Innovation Committee and the MIT Brain Trust.

High School: 11-time letter winner in cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field at Newton South High School... Also played basketball as a freshman... Indoor and outdoor track and field team captain... Nine-time DCL All-Star... Four-time DCL two-mile champion... Two-time divisional two-mile champion... Qualified for numerous state, All-State and New Balance Nationals... In cross country, she placed second at the Dual County League Championship and wasa a member of the All-State Third Team two years in a row... In indoor track as a senior, she was the Division I champion in the two-mile and runner-up in the mile... Her team won the Division I State Championship... In outdoor track, she was the Division I Champion in the two-mile as a senior and runner-up in the 4x800 relay... Finished third at the 2014 BAA Scholastic Mile as the only freshman in the field... Boston Globe Dual County League All-Star eight times over her career... 12-time high honors student... AP Scholar with Distinction... Inducted into the Cum Laude Society.... President of Newton South Senate.... Summer intern for the Center for Synthetic Biology at Boston University... Was also a research intern at the Synthetic Biology Center at MIT and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.