Geography-Anthropology

Katie Knowles, Muskie School of Public Service Scholarship Awardee for 2021-2022

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Katie is a senior studying Geography-Anthropology with a specialization in Sustainable Cultures and Communities, and is also a first-year graduate student in the accelerated 4-1-degree program for Planning, Policy, and Management. Her academic interests include food systems improvement and policy, Indigenous and peasants' rights and activism, settler colonial theory, and social movement theory. She grew up in Western Maine and has lived in Portland with her family for 8 years. When not balancing school with work and being a mother, she enjoys baking sourdough bread, practicing yoga, and being by the ocean or in the woods in her spare time.