Katharine Etsell graduated with B.A.s in History and Art, and currently works as a Medical Assistant at Alta Orthopaedics. She was the winner of the Senior Art Award of 2017. She was a peer writing advisor and spent Spring 2016 studying abroad in Vienna, surrounded by eighteenth-century architecture and soaking up the cultural life of this vibrant city. As Katharine gained a deeper understanding of how the past has shaped the Viennese identity, she wrote, “It was really special to step outside my American understanding of history – for example, the history of WWII – and gain a more broader perspective."