Who am I?
I have no clue… but when I figure it out, I’ll be sure to let you know.
Seriously. I’ve neglected my “About” page way too long. So I’m trying to make up for it. And I’d post a picture, but I don’t want to scare any of my readers.
Well. My name is Kathryn. I’m 29 and have been for the last couple of years. I hate birthdays and refuse to acknowledge them. I’m the oldest of three children. My brothers are 21 and 26. I grew up in NE Ohio. I went to college in Youngstown, Ohio where I earned a BS in Psychology and Comprehensive Sciences. I then went to graduate school in Austin, Texas where I earned a MA in Developmental Psychology. My research interests were primarily infant visual perception and cognition. I was also interested in information processing in children with developmental disabilities such as Autism and ADHD. I was physically, sexually and emotionally abused by various members of my family for many years. My first memories of the abuse date back to about age three, but I’m sure it started much earlier than that. The physical and sexual abuse stopped when I left for college at age 18. The emotional abuse lasted much longer.
I spent a year teaching English in South Korea and I moved back to take another ESL teaching job. My students are my pride and joy. It’s been a long time since I left my first school, but I still think about them everyday and wonder how they are doing. I now have a new group of kids to get to know.
I’ve played the flute since the fifth grade and I love classical music, especially from the Baroque Era. I’m a huge country music fan with my favorite groups being Lone Star, Rascal Flatts and Sugar Land.
I like writing poetry and working with soft pastels.
I’ve recently started to enjoy cooking. I’m always on the lookout for new recipes and tweaking existing ones.
I’m passionate about technology. I’m active in the BOINC community as a forum moderator, alpha tester, help desk worker, bug manager and wiki writer. I’ve done some work for just about every BOINC powered project out there. I especially like helping new projects get started.
That’s about all I can think of for the moment… I’m really not a very interesting person.