Katie Hippen is a Faculty Assistant at the Center on Young Adult Health and Development (CYAHD) at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. Katie holds an M.A. in Sociology from Georgia State University, with a concentration in family, health, and life course. Her master's thesis was titled, “Attitudes Toward Marriage and Long-term Relationships Across Emerging Adulthood.” She also holds a B.S. in Family Science from the University of Maryland, with minors in Human Development and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies. Katie is enrolled part-time in the Couple and Family Therapy M.S. program in the department of Family Science, though she hopes to complete her degree requirements soon.