January 15, 2013
Hi I'm Katie, I just moved to Austin on Jan 1. I'm starting a new job as a postdoctoral researcher; I study chimpanzee behavior. As part of my career trajectory, I have lived all around the world studying primates, including San Diego, Barcelona, Uganda, Scotland, Atlanta, and most recently Madagascar. My current position is for 2 1/2 years so I am looking forward to making close friends and getting to know Austin, as well as exploring the areas within driving distance for weekend backpacking trips. I love rock climbing, hiking and backpacking, and have spent many months of my life living in a camping tent in the forests of Africa. I'm excited to join a new and vibrant community.
I moved to Austin for a new job on Jan 1, so I am interested in exploring everything Austin has to offer! I would love to find some great rock climbing spots, different (and challenging) hikes, places where I can camp without hearing the generator next to someone's RV, and I am open to trying out new activities like paddleboarding. Basically if the sun is shining, I want to be outside enjoying it! Also, I'd love to get to know all the great restaurants, bars, and hangouts in Austin.
27 is gonna be a great year for me :)
I'm Katie, and I enjoy climbing/hiking/kayaking/camping/etc! I'm 27, have lived all over (most recently 3 mos in a tent in Madagascar), and look forward to settling in Austin.