Katrina Parks is the writer, director, and executive producer of The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound, a new historical documentary film that explores how, starting in the 1880s, over 100,000 brave young women made an unusual decision to leave home and travel west to work as waitresses along the transcontinental railroad opening the doors of both the West and the workplace to women.
The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound is Katrina’s full-length directorial debut. The film premiered at the National Archives in June 2013, was nominated for a prestigious James Beard Foundation Award, and will be broadcast by over a dozen PBS stations nationally.
Katrina’s short film Wrappings, which she also wrote and directed, won a SASA Award from the United Nations.
In addition to directing, Katrina works as a television producer in Los Angeles. She has written and produced programs for networks including Fox, A&E, Discovery Channel, History, and Lifetime.
Katrina has a BFA from the University of New Mexico in painting and drawing, and an MFA from San Francisco State University in Film Production. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America.