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Katie Thompson

Katie Thompson

Amazon VP | Associate general counsel | Class of 1987

If it happened to Katie Thompson at the UI, it more than likely happened at Pi Beta Phi

“The most memorable location for me is the TV room" at her sorority, says the Amazon vice president and associate general counsel, who earned her bachelor's degree at the UI (history/Japanese language) and her JD at Penn. "It was where we met to catch up on campus gossip and follow the news of the day.  

“It was in that room that I watched some of the most devastating news of the day, from the Challenger explosion to the Bhopal chemical release to the meltdown at Chernobyl.”