Hello! My name is Katherine and I'm an 18 year old high school senior, soon to be attending University of California Santa Barbara. I have little experience writing professionally, though I have received stellar grades in the subject, and even got 3rd place for the Physicians for Social Responsibility essay contest, taking home $2,000. Some of my hobbies include writing (obviously), painting, working out, and hiking. I used to play football, volleyball, and cross country, though this last year has been rough for me since I got 3 concussions, and, as a result, had to put my life on hold for a year. But I managed to graduate, and I'm excited to move on to a new chapter of my life! I'm very passionate about nature, social justice, art, and kindness.