College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Katie Torbert

Picture of Katie Hockaday holding an alligatorKatie Torbert, from Anderson, SC, is a first year MAPC student.  Katie graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, and a minor in International Studies.  As an undergraduate, Katie gained experience with Autocad Software Packages, as well as Powerpoint.  

While working on her degree, Katie designed Cad schematics for a rocket for a theoretical trip to Mars, as part of a collaborative effort which won an award for AIAA, an Aeronautics Professional Organization.  In her spare time, Katie enjoys reading, baking, and spending time outdoors.