Katie Wellington '16
Major: International Studies
I am a humanitarian with over seven years' experience working for international NGOs focusing on gendered violence, humanitarian mine action, and more recently, disaster/conflict response, working primarily in the Middle East/North Africa region. Outside of work, I love to travel, read historical fiction, running, and playing with my Irish Setter.
Favorite Class and Professor
Special Topic: Women in War and Peace with Dr. Christine Wade — changed my life.
Fondest WC Memory
In 2014, traveling to Istanbul, Turkey with Dr. Shad and participating in an international conference on the Muslim world.
Let’s Hear It for the Liberal Arts
Being at WAC, I was always given so many opportunities, both in and outside of the classroom. I was able to travel internationally several times and meet people from all over the world, introducing me to so many cultures, beliefs, and places I never would've gone to otherwise.
Take every opportunity presented to you: a class, a trip, speakers brought to campus. You never know where it will lead you.