Katrina (Katie) Wynn
Public track, 2nd year grad student
Katie is from Bristol, Vermont. She went to American University in DC for an B.A. in anthropology. She interned twice with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and volunteered there the following two years, which is how she discovered the field of folklore and her interest in it. After graduating from AU, she worked for two years in DC while trying to figure out what she wanted to do next.
Katie is the graduate assistant to Dr. Williams. That means she gets to do all sorts of interesting things like creating the students of the week, working on the website, researching on country music entrepreneurs, and emailing with potential students, Katie is also a co-director of the AFS graduate student section.
This past summer, Katie interned at the Vermont Folklife Center where she worked with the education director, Gregory Sharrow. She got to help out in the archives, act as point person for the apprenticeship program, and do research for the New Neighbors project. Read more about her internship here.
As for what to do after she graduates, Katie is hoping to working in New England, preferably Vermont, but it really just trying not to think about what she will do after May.
If she was given tons of money, Katie would buy a large track on land in Vermont and build her dream house and then maybe a get property in Italy and BVG and spend her time traveling and learning to cook/bake.
She is an only child and never wanted any siblings, thank you very much.
She loves to bake, read, and dance. She has a sweet tooth that is considered by most to be abnormally large.