Katie Cox

Administrative Assistant

Contact Information

  • kcox1@unca.edu
  • 251-6513
  • 460 Sherrill Center


Katie began working for the Health and Wellness Department at UNC Asheville in 2014. Her previous experience includes providing customer service and administrative support for natural products companies. She has also worked and volunteered for the National Park Service, helped to maintain a small Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm and market, and worked as an art teacher in after school programs.

She earned a BFA degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa where she studied photography, printmaking and ceramics. Katie attended graduate school at the University of Washington in Seattle where she earned a MFA degree with a concentration in Ceramics. She has completed the Fundamentals of Herbalism course at the Asheville School of Holistic Herbalism and the Regenerative Backyard Blueprint permaculture design course with Shades Of Green Permaculture.

As often as possible, Katie enjoys getting out in the forest to hike and explore the diverse plant world of the southern Appalachians. She also enjoys gardening, baking and cooking, yoga, sewing, drawing, and learning about urban homesteading. She is very excited to be in Asheville and on the UNC Asheville campus.

Equity Work

  • Health and Wellness Department Equity Commitment Committee; providing support for reviewing and improving structure and resources of departmental scholarship opportunities

  • 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

  • Reading and discussion groups for: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi, The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

  • Racial Equity Institute (REI) Phase 1 Workshop
  • Racial Equity in Food Systems Training Level 1 and 2 offered by The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS)