March 2007 Student of the Month


mar2006katherine.jpgOur student of the month for March is Katherine. She’s a “jill of all trades” in the Access Services Department, working at the Circ Desk, MSC Desks, shelving, and on an ongoing inventory project.

Originally from Salinas, California, she has two daughters, Leahkim and Sarah.

Katherine is working on two Masters degrees here at UNI. She’s about to finish up her Masters in English (creative writing emphasis), and is midway through her Women and Gender Studies Masters. After graduation, she hopes to use her degrees (and her knowledge of the Russian language) to work for the Foreign Service as a diplomat.

Katherine has a great love for Scotland. In 2003 she spent seven weeks attending summer school there in a town called Dalkeith. Two years later she went back for the entire summer, this time to the Orkney Islands, where she did research for her creative English thesis, “Dances of Courtship and Other Stories.”

In her spare time—what spare time she can find while pursuing two Masters!—Katherine enjoys traveling, geography, photography, and of course, writing poetry and fiction. Her poem “Would You Hear Me?” can be found in Bleeding Quill magazine, #3, and online at Her poetry also appears in the 2005 and 2006 issue of Story Circle Network’s annual anthology, True Words from Real Women.

Congratulations to Katherine for a job well done!