Katie Roberts is an avid creator of content that aims to educate and inspire people to love, care for, and explore the World around them.
Living on the Sunshine Coast for more than a decade, she enjoys sharing her local landscape, lifestyle, and sustainability learnings through online platforms.
Katie Roberts is a multi-disciplinary creator who has education and experience in a variety of fields. Her areas of learned expertise are outlined below.
Since graduating from High School in 2002 Katie has been on a lifelong journey of learning. Pursuing her passion for knowledge is an ongoing venture.
This is a summary of her learning ventures to date:
Yoga and Meditation
Web and Media Design
Social Media in Focus
Research Focus: Social Media
Creating Action Based Campaigns
Encourage Critical Thought and Action
Web and Social Media In Action
Online Content Creation
In 2013 Sustainability in Style the webspace, was created to document Katie’s 365 Day Wardrobe Workout Challenge. Since then this space has grown from strength to strength to the Sustainable Living Hub you see today.
Creating Meaningful Connections
This space has been developed slowly and mindfully to create an advertising free platform for holistic engagement. This slow, mindful and ad-free evolution was organic and the result of persistence and empathetic and open communication.
This online engagement has led to Sustainability in Style being featured in national publications (online and print). Katie was the Eco Style columnist for Nature & Health Magazine from Dec 2016 until their final issue.
Katie has had the opportunity to work in a variety of roles all of which have contributed to the personal growth, learnings and development that see her with a diverse skillset.
The following is an overview of her experience. It has be surmised for reading ease into categories rather than chronological order.
Since 2011 Katie has worked in science research. To date she has been involved in a variety of Plant Science related projects through the University of the Sunshine Coast as a technician, and as Project Management.
These projects have included; plant propagation for hardwoods, koala food tree propagation, post-harvest research, vulnerable and endangered plant propagation, offset planting, drug development for cancer treatment, in vitro plant growth and research, electron microscopy, virology, biosecurity, storm water research and plant nutrition agriculture, pollination research.
Katie has been working as a content creator for online platforms since 2013, but her career in writing and journalism began early.
Through high school she worked with a team of writers to create independent street press magazines. This, along with many other community outreach and engagement projects, helped her and a team of local youths organise and advertise a live music festival for the local youths with big name Australian music acts headlining.
In more recent years she has been freelance writing for a variety of publications, has worked with media to promote Sustainability in Style events, and has spoken on Sustainability discussion panels at ticketed print magazine hosted events.
Katie’s passion for communication led her to a Master of Environment Majoring in Sustainability Education with focus on social media for sustainable behavioural outcomes. Katie tutored students at the University of the Sunshine Coast for Communication and Thought, and is part of the teaching team for the Fashion minor at the University of the Sunshine Coast
Marketing and Advertising
Despite the official titles, Katie’s Qualifications in ‘Fashion’ were actually more focused on Product Development and Marketing, than traditional fashion design.
Through her studies Katie was taught, working in small design teams, to develop a product from market research and concept development, through sourcing, design and logistics, to media, sales, and capturing market share. This training has been utilised in all areas of her life and has made her a powerhouse to work with no matter what the product or idea is. Katie’s worked in fashion, science, agriculture, personal development, yoga and more to help herself and others find the best way to design, build, and share their messages and products with the World.
There’s lots of ways to connect here at Sustainability in Style. If you are seeking a group support please join in the Mindful Living HQ members site or communicate on socials. Looking to work together? Use the contact form. Just so you know, Sustainability in Style has always been an educational platform free from advertising. As much as we love sustainable products we won’t be able to help advertise your brand.