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MaryKate Carter

MaryKate Carter

"I am a folklorist because I love people. I value the wisdom in stories told on their own terms and believe everyone has something to contribute."

 MaryKate smiles on the beach in front of Lake Michigan.

Educational Highlights:

MaryKate earned her B.A. in Comparative Cultures and Politics from Michigan State University and graduated with honors. She also earned a specialization in public relations and worked as the PR Coordinator for the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities. She enjoyed interviewing students with disabilities to develop an oral history of the RCPD.

Next at WKU:

MaryKate is excited to expand her oral history experience and interviewing skills at Western. She also looks forward to aspects of folklore that are new to her, like vernacular architecture. She is especially interested in studying motherhood and maritime culture.

On the Inside:

MaryKate describes herself as an eternal optimist. She loves coloring books and Disney movies as much as any toddler. MaryKate is passionate about sailing and is happiest on the deck of her boat, Tortuga, cutting through the waves of Lake Michigan.

MaryKate in a Word: Positive

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