Kat Short

Degree: BA History

When did you graduate? May 2012

What were some of the most rewarding/influential classes in your major? Victorian Britain with Pauly, Ancient Civ with Craun, Early National History 1783-1848 with Foote, and Atlantic Slave Trade with Harper.

Where did you live? Farris Hall

What groups did you belong to? Phi Alpha Theta

Did you participate in any experiences outside the classroom in your major field? Interned Senior Year, last semester at the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

What other experiences did you have that enriched your time as a student at UCA? Studied abroad in Paris and Florence, Honors College Alum

What did you plan to do with your degree? Work in Public History

How are you using your degree? To get a Masters in Public Service at the Clinton School

What disciplinary skills do you use most often in your current job? Writing and editing programmatic materials

What are your plans? After graduation, I spent a year in AmeriCorps NCCC-FEMACorps serving disaster survivors in New York, Oklahoma, Maryland, and Texas. Now I am working for the Red Cross in Houston, TX as a Recovery Specialist. I want to pursue a career in Emergency Management and my degree has allowed me to apply for and get accepted into the Clinton School of Public Service, which I will be attending in August of this year.

What will your degree allow you to do/accomplish as you move forward? My degree allowed me to apply for and get accepted into the Clinton School of Public Service

What is the most surprising/unexpected thing you learned about yourself during your time as a BA student at UCA? That I could be interested in many different areas of history and not limit myself to one era.

What advice would you give someone who wants to get a BA in history? Take classes in as many different eras as possible, if only to experience all the amazing professors who teach in the History Department.