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wanderlust, part I


My name is Katie, and I will be your faithful blogger on all things relating to  Travel, Culture, and International Affairs. I am a 1L student (along with Ryan Pulver), so in addition to being a neophyte blogger, I am also gaining my footing in law school!

As this is our first formal introduction, allow me to tell you a little about myself- and for the sake of our “busy and skeptical reader” (thank you LRRW) I shall try to restrain it to only the most interesting and germane facts.

Why am I so interested in all things international?


(If I only I could still fit in luggage carts -! – Honolulu, HI circa 1989)


When I was twelve years old, my father uprooted our family from West Virginia and moved us all to France. (At the time, I thought he was determined to destroy any chance I had at a “normal” teenage experience- only after returning stateside did I realize just how wonderful and life changing that year had been. I would probably not be in law school if not for that twelve months!)


Since then, I’ve participated in 
two semester-long study abroad programs, 
coordinated one for WVU (in Strasbourg, France), 
and traveled quite a bit in between.

Agra, India, 2007: The Taj Mahal

(Agra, India, 2007: The Taj Mahal)


My obsession with all things français!
I have a M.A. in French literature (please ask me about Marguerite Duras!), and spent a summer in the French Embassy to the United States in Washington, D.C. Working in the Office of Press and Communication (Bureau de Presse et de Communication) was an awesome opportunity to experience the work culture of an embassy.

 Kick off to the French Presidency

(Kick off to the French Presidency of the Council of the EU, July 2008- pretty exciting stuff!)


Law school can be an intimidating place, but I think I’m up to the challenge.

Big dog vs. Little dog


Five of the most interesting places in the world:
(Hopefully will get to expand on these at a later date!)

Shakespeare and Company
  1. Shakespeare and Company (Paris, France)
  2. Jamaa el Fna (Marrakech, Morocco)
  3. Ritter Park (Huntington, WV)
  4. Capitol in Ashko, (Mumbai, India)
  5. Border crossing (Ceuta, Spain)Boy
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