Meet Katie, the Newest Member of Our Renovate Team!

Introducing Katie Bobo, Our Summer Intern Extraordinaire!

We are so excited to have Houstonian Katie Bobo joining us for the summer. Katie just finished her junior year at Auburn and has extensive retail experience. We can't wait to learn from her in the coming months, and for you to get to know her! Let's start with a quick Q&A!

How long have you lived in Houston? 

I moved to Houston when I was 14 months old, in 1994. I can't believe I have called Houston home for almost 22 years! 

Why did you decide to go to Auburn University? 

I originally chose Auburn because I was looking for new experiences and people. I needed to expand my comfort zone and see a new place.

What are you studying? 

I am majoring in Apparel Merchandising with a double minor in Philanthropy and Non-profit Studies and in International Studies. But if you ask my mom, it took me awhile to finally figure that all out since I applied to Auburn as a Nursing Major. 

Dream Job in 5 years? 

That's hard. I am currently looking at going into Real Estate, but who knows!!

Why did you apply to work at Renovate this summer? 

I wanted to try something totally different in retail. I have worked in many different realms, but I thought this would provide new experiences and direction for me. 

Tell us where else you've worked in Houston.

I have had the wonderful ability to work for many places within Houston. I started at Out of the Box, then SOHO, Cuatro, and now Renovate!

Favorite place you've traveled and why? Next place you'd like to visit? 

I have too many favorites! I tend to fall in love with places very fast. However while I was abroad this past semester I had the chance to travel to many different places. My two favorites were Brussels and Prague! I hope to visit Greece next!

Favorite lunch or dinner spot in Houston? 

Either Underbelly or Dolce Vita! I love finding new places but these are my favorite!

On a Saturday in summertime we'd find you...

Hopefully by the pool, reading a book with my sister.

Tell us a few people you follow on Instagram that you think others need to know about. 

(Click their user name to go directly to their IG feed.) 

@2sisters_angie: Its a mom that runs an instagram for her 5 year old daughter who makes dresses out of paper. The humor is hilarious and is always something I look forward to seeing on my feed

@Food52: being a foodie who loves to cook, their posts make me hungry and inspired 

@Joannagaines: from Fixer Upper on HGTV, she shows a balance between working and being a mom

If you're at the studio this summer, you're sure to meet Katie, so be sure to say hi! And, don't forget to follow Renovate on Instagram too. @renovatehouston