Senior Profile: Katy Kissel

Photo courtesy of Katy Kissel.

What is your preferred name?


What is your major and minor?

English major with Writing and Sociology minors.

What are some of the jobs you held while at McDaniel?

Writing Center tutor and Resident Assistant.

What organizations were you a part of at McDaniel? What positions did you hold?

Member of GSA, co-Editor of Contrast Literary Magazine

Did you enjoy your time at McDaniel? How?

I did enjoy my time here at McDaniel!  I met many new friends and had lots of new experiences.  I learned to be more outgoing, and to be better at advocating for myself and my needs.

What is your best memory at McDaniel? 

I think my favorite memory at McDaniel was the Weekend Blitz trip last year to see Rent.  It’s my favorite musical, and this was the first time I got to see it live.

What are your plans for after graduation?

I plan to work in a relatively low-stress job and continue to work on my writing in my spare time.

What advice can you give to those not graduating?

Keep working, because it’ll all be worth it in the end.  Also, it’s never too late to try something new.  Don’t be afraid of change just because you’ve always done something one way.

Is there anything else you want to share with the McDaniel community?

For everyone who ever asked me my pen name so they could hunt down my published works, come see me again and I’ll actually tell you what it is this time.