Hi! I'm Katie. I grew up in one of the most beautiful places on earth (Murrells Inlet, SC) playing in the marsh in pluff mud and in the woods. Now I'm a graduate student at Coastal Carolina University, majoring in Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies. I love it because it lets me spend lots of time in the mud, in the woods. I have a fellowship that pays me to be the resident scientist in a local middle school classroom, which is awesome! I LOVE being outside, spending time with family and friends, animals (loving them, not eating them), teaching, and traveling.