Katy grew up in a rural community in Mississippi. When she wasn’t reading or drawing, she was on horseback or helping out around the farm. The lessons she learned in the Southern humidity of a good work ethic and ingenuity still shape her today. She had the opportunity to go to a private school for her primary education where she participated in assorted extracurricular activities from debate to cross country. For higher education, Katy attended William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS. Although she accidentally found herself a part of the nursing program, the humanities were not forgotten; she received a Bachelor’s degree in nursing with a minor in history. Katy works as a Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at a local hospital. Katy’s personal life motto (although not always actualized) is this: If it doesn’t better the world in some small way, either for you or someone else, then why bother? Her hobbies include traveling, reading, and occasionally writing things. In the meantime, Katy tries not to take herself too seriously.