• Kate

Kate Isabel Foley


English and Theater


Creative Writing and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies


The Lantern: Editor

Alpha Delta Phi Literary Society: Vice President, Parliamentarian, and New Member Educator

Breakaway Student Productions: President

Writing Fellow

Abele Scholar

Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Tau Delta, and Whitians Honors Societies


What I love most about being an English major is spending my days reading and writing. Not only do I get to immerse myself in literature, but the skills I learn in my English classes translate to just about every aspect of my life: how to be a better communicator, how to craft a compelling argument, how to analyze texts, how to view the world through different lenses, the importance of questioning the dominant/normative culture, effective researching skills, critical thinking skills, how to have empathy for others (whether or not they’re similar to us), and so much more.

Most Memorable Moment in Class

In Fable & Fantasy with Jon Volkmer, one of our class texts was ALL THE CROOKED SAINTS by Maggie Stiefvater. Later that semester, Maggie Stiefvater visited our class via Zoom to talk about the book and answer our questions. It was a fantastic experience!