Katie Lekas was born and raised in Santa Barbara and grew up following her father on his rounds at Cottage Hospital and spending her summers watching her mom work as camp nurse. Following in line with her family’s medical background, she graduated from the nursing program at Santa Barbara City College in 2012. In August of 2013 she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Jacksonville University of Florida. She now works as Assistant Director of Nursing and Nurse Case Manager at Independent Nurse Consulting. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors paddle boarding, horseback riding, and working with her husband on home improvement projects.