EducationKatherine Schulz Richard is a Fall 2010 Graduate from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography.
Katherine has become more fascinated by geography every single day during the ten years that she has studied it. She participated in her elementary school's National Geographic Bee and eventually became the 2002 Louisiana State Champion. She also participated in the AAA Travel High School Challenge, where she won second place in the nation in 2005. After enduring Hurricane Katrina, she began college at LSU. She is particularly interested in geographic education, the great disparity of income, basic needs, and health throughout the world, imperialism and colonialism, current events, foreign relations, and travel geography. She also enjoys learning history, gastronomy, linguistics, foreign languages, anthropology, and sociology. Katherine was an intern for Geography at About.com for the Fall 2010 semester and continued her work on the site as a contributing writer.