All about me

Hi! I'm Katie Privett, a junior at the University of Florida in Gainesville. I'm studying journalism, but I'm also in the process of adding English as a second major. I really like the combination of degrees because it gives me a wider range of classes to take. The journalism program is all about the concision and accuracy of words; I love learning how to present information to other people in interesting ways. In my English classes, however, I get to indulge in my passion for fiction and literary theory. There's nothing quite like sinking my teeth into a debate on the varying subtexts and meanings within writing.

A few other things...

I was born in Palm Beach County, where my parents still live. I treat everywhere I am like it's the coast, so I wear flip-flops even in the dead of winter. I sing in a choir, even though I'm not fantastic, simply because it's fun. I have an older brother, Jonathan, an engineer who lives in Columbia, S.C. My younger sister, Amanda, attends college in Chicago.

I like writing, but I love reading even more. Grammatical mistakes and spelling errors on billboards annoy me to the utmost. I will always offer to proofread something for you even if you don't think it's necessary.