My name is Kaitlin Jock, but I like to be called Kate.
I am a Communications major at Arcadia University with a concentration in Print. I was born in Philadelphia, but I grew up in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. I played softball for a number of years for my school and our community teams. I enjoy exercising as well as reading, writing, and listening to music. I am also a fan of Philadelphia sports teams. Go Eagles!
Something else I have always enjoyed is travelling. In high school, I went on a service trip to Costa Rica where my friends and I helped to reforest the country's mangroves. Mangroves have roots which grow intertwined and keep the river banks steady during the country's rainy season and help to prevent mudslides. We also spent time at a local school, playing with students in a less fortunate area who were just learning English with the help of their school's two computers. The experience was very valuable to me and has been incredibly formative in my points of view surrounding the environment and poverty. I have thoroughly enjoyed writing about my experience, and I still find inspiration in it to this day.
During my first year at Arcadia, I was fortunate enough to have studied abroad in London through our First Year Study Abroad program. While I was there, I studied British media, photography, journalism, art, and more. My studies took me all over such an incredible city. My travels also took me to places like Dublin, Barcelona, and the White Cliffs of Dover. I made some wonderful friends in this time, and I also worked on my art through mediums such as poetry and photography. I experienced new types of art, museums, and music, and I will forever be grateful for the time I spent there.