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Hi! I grew up on Florida's Space Coast and am a proud alum of the University of North Florida in Jacksonville (SWOOP!). My sociological interests fall under stratification and education, particularly how higher education institutions sort and filter students. Studying abroad during undergrad gave me the travel bug and I have now traveled to nine countries, with many more added to the "dream" list. I am known for being clumsy and tripping over anything and everything; when I was in high school, I fell off a handicap ramp and need two surgeries to fix my ankle. I love trying new food, exploring the outdoors, and iced chai lattes. I am very excited to join the IU community and look forward to getting to know everyone!

Katherine Beardall