Katy Graves is a lifelong resident of the Atlanta area, born at Emory Hospital. She holds a BA in Film Studies from Emory University, an AMI Elementary diploma, and a masters degree in Education from Loyola University. She has an adolescent son in a Montessori program. Katy has played music all her life, and also likes to knit. In the summer Katy served as the assistant for the Elementary Montessori training course at the Montessori Institute of Atlanta.