Katie is a junior ICS major with a regional concentration in Europe and a particular interest in Italy. She is also pursuing a Political Science degree with a focus on institutions and a minor in Italian Studies, having spent a semester abroad in Florence. Some of her academic interests include comparative politics, contemporary Italian history, and the interaction between women and the media. While at Duke, she has focused largely on journalism and writing and has thoroughly enjoyed the flexibility and intellectual freedom of the ICS Department. Katie hopes to pursue further education in cultural studies after graduation.