My Next Step

I announced this on Facebook a few weeks ago, but I wanted to provide some context to my decision. As I announced, I will attend law school at the American University Washington College of Law beginning in the fall of 2015. Yes, this does mean that I am moving back to Washington, DC! Going to law…

Happy One Year!

I arrived in Dallas one year ago today, and honestly, it’s been a hard year. It began by starting all over again. I moved for the third time in three years, and then I started all over. I had another new job, another new organization, new friends and a whole new community. And everything being…

Sign the Petition!

As I talked about in a previous post, I started at the  Workers Defense Project almost 3 months ago. My first campaign and public event as a member of WDP will occur this Saturday, June 14. WDP is asking a developer here in Texas, Gables, to sign a code of conduct with us. We launched this campaign…

Let’s Talk about Sex!

Originally posted on The Book of Fellows:
When I was in Ukraine, I attended a youth camp where at one point they split the girls, boys, and couples up into different small groups.  Now, the leader of my group (the girls) was speaking in Russian, so I was only catching pieces of what she was…

Katie, You’re not on the East Coast Anymore

I moved to Dallas almost one month ago, and so far I love Texas, but it is definitely a different culture than the East Coast. As most of you know, I grew up in Arlington, Virginia, went to college in Massachusetts and then moved to Philadelphia. I also have family throughout New York state and…

23. Fun Fact

23. Dallas versus Hong Kong: demographics Hong Kong has a population of almost 7.1 million people according to the 2011 census. Dallas has a population (within the city limits) of almost 1.2 million people according to the 2010 census. The population density in Hong Kong is 6,300 people per km2 versus the population density in…

18. HK Fun Fact #18

18. The storm warning system. As a result of several natural disasters in the late 1970’s and 1980’s, the HK government developed a warning system to alert citizens of changing weather conditions. There is a warning system for typhoons and severe rain storms. For typhoons, storms that might hit HK receive a rating as follows:…