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I can't imagine what it'd be like to live in the Commonwealth. Every day must be an adventure out there.— Katy Pinn to the Sole Survivor upon first meeting

Katherine[1] "Katy" Pinn is a school teacher living in Vault 81 in 2287.


Katy is the teacher in Vault 81, having been assigned and trained the role following her G.O.A.T. at age 16. She has since been responsible for educating the children of the vault; her teaching covers general skill along with the G.O.A.T., preparing her students for future life in the vault.[2] She expresses that she likes her job though finds it frustrating at times.[2][3] Being saddened by the overall decreasing class sizes, along with her desire for more educational material about the Commonwealth, Katy questions her ability to teach effectively.[4][5][6]

After the arrival of the Sole Survivor, she will express interest in the Commonwealth and is excited at the chance for a wastelander to share their experiences with her class. However, she feels safer within Vault 81 itself.[7]

During the the quest Hole in the Wall, once Austin Engill is infected with a disease Katy will expresses sympathy and concern for his condition.[8] Depending on the actions of the Sole Survivor, Katy praises or admonishes the choices made regarding Austin's condition.[9][10]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character starts quests.

Short Stories


Short Stories: Katy will ask the Sole Survivor to speak to her students about life outside the vault when class is in session.



  • Due to a scripting issue, the scripted scene of Katy explaining the G.O.A.T. to the children in her classroom in the presence of the player character, does not play as intended. This is due to it running once and the quest script ending with Katy going to bed, meaning it ends before the player character enters the vault.

Notable quotes

"You're that new traveler. You must have had so many adventures out in the Commonwealth."


Katy Pinn appears only in Fallout 4.


  1. Her Editor ID of V81_KatherinePinn gives her full first name.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bugged Katy Pinn: "All right, children, today we're going to talk about the G.O.A.T. Who here can tell me what G.O.A.T. stands for?"
    Erin Combes: "Generalized Occupational Attitude Test?"
    Katy Pinn: "Very close, Erin. It's the Generalized Occupational Aptitude Test. The G.O.A.T. is used to determine what your best skillsets are and assign you the appropriate career within the Vault."
    Austin Engill: "What if we don't like it? I don't want be stuck doing security or anything."
    Katy Pinn: "If you don't like your results, you'll have to take it up with the Overseer when the time comes. Lucky for all of you, the G.O.A.T. isn't given until you're 16 years of age. Now here are some example images that you'll be shown."
    Austin Engill: "Ew."
    Katy Pinn: "Each image is associated with a question and will have four answers to choose from. The image you're shown presents a situation, and each of the answers is a reaction. For example. This image was used in previous tests to ask which position you'd prefer. Pitcher, Catcher, Designated Hitter, or None. You wish the Vault had a soccer team. Your results are then fed into the computer to calculate your appropriate career."
    Erin Combes: "We don't even have real sports here."
    Katy Pinn: "It's ok, Erin. You'll choose the answer based on how you feel. Use instinct and be as honest as possible. Otherwise, that's a sure way to end up in an occupation that's not suitable for you. Any questions?"
    Erin Combes: "Did the G.O.A.T. say you should be a teacher, Miss Pinn?"
    Katy Pinn: "Yes, it did. And I feel very lucky to be teaching all of you today."
    Austin Engill: "What if we don't want to stay in the Vault?"
    Katy Pinn: "Well, unfortunately the G.O.A.T. only designates careers within the Vault itself. If you'd like to pursue something outside of the Vault, you'd want to discuss that with the Overseer."
    Austin Engill: "Aw, she'd never let me go."
    Katy Pinn: "Give it time. You still have six years to take the test. A lot can change between then and now."
    (Katy Pinn's, Erin Combes' and Austin Engill's dialogue) Bugged
  3. Katy Pinn: "Some days the children wear me out."
    (Katy Pinn's dialogue)
  4. Katy Pinn: "When I was kid, this classroom was full. Makes you wonder about the future."
    (Katy Pinn's dialogue)
  5. Katy Pinn: "I wish I had more materials on the Commonwealth to educate the kids about."
    (Katy Pinn's dialogue)
  6. Katy Pinn: "My only fear as a teacher is that I'm not preparing these kids well enough."
    (Katy Pinn's dialogue)
  7. Katy Pinn: "You've certainly seen a lot in the Commonwealth. It makes me thankful for the safety of the Vault."
    (Katy Pinn's dialogue)
  8. Katy Pinn: "I'm sure this whole thing is overblown and Austin will be running around tomorrow. }"
    Priscilla Penske: "Overblown or not, we have to do what we can for Austin."
    Priscilla Penske: "I just don't know what I can do."
    Katy Pinn: "Neither do I, Priscilla."
    Priscilla Penske: "Why him? He's just a boy."
    Katy Pinn: "He is going to be just fine."
    (Katy Pinn's and Priscilla Penske's dialogue
  9. Katy Pinn: "You saved Austin's life. Dr. Forsythe said without that cure, there would have been nothing they could have done."
    (Katy Pinn's dialogue)
  10. Katy Pinn: "What kind of person chooses to let a child die?"
    (Katy Pinn's dialogue)