Katie Hansen is a PGY3 in pediatrics at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Her research primarily focuses on advance care planning in children with heart disease. She is also active in medical education and quality improvement related to goals of care. She attended college at Stanford University, earning a BA in Human Biology and MA in Religious Studies. She completed medical school at UC San Diego, where she helped develop a free medical clinic in the border region of Tijuana, Mexico. She plans to continue her training to become a pediatric cardiologist.