Katharine (Kat) Clark
Hometown: Racine, WI.
High School: The Prairie School
Major: English literature and Studio art
Possible Career: Writing, multimedia, higher education
In high school Kat was active in STAND: A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition, and served as Wisconsin's first State Outreach Coordinator for the organization. She was yearbook editor for four years and worked actively on the Barack Obama campaign. Kat also directed numerous one act plays and short films and co-founded a student sustainability initiative. She also ran cross country and track.
As a first-year Evans, Kat traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to work with children who have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS and children who have been abused or whose parents are not able to provide for them. During the summer after her sophomore year she interned at Towers Productions, a documentary film and TV production company in Chicago. In the summer of 2011, Kat used her Evans to travel to England and Ireland, where she had the opportunity to visit the walking grounds of writers such as James Joyce, Roald Dahl, W.B. Yeats and George Bernard Shaw. She also attended the Wesleyan Writers Conference and Maine Media Workshops, and served for the second year in a row as a Rock & Recycle Team leader at Lollapalooza.
At Swarthmore, Kat works as a videographer and editor for the school and is co-manager of Swarthmore's media center. She served for a year as the facilitator for Swarthmore's environmental issues group, Earthlust, which coordinates sustainability initiatives on campus. She plays for the back line on the rugby team and is the Arts Editor for the Daily Gazette. In her spare time, Kat works on finding ways to empower young girls through art, and coordinates large events such as the Yule Ball for the College.