Thrive Global Campus Editor-at-Large from Columbia University
Katie Santamaria is a sophomore at Columbia University studying nonfiction creative writing and psychology. She is a stern believer in the power of Times New Roman 11-point font and would rather not explain why nonfiction creative writing isn’t an oxymoron. On campus, she is a columnist for the Columbia Daily Spectator and writes about mental health, kindness, and social dynamics on campus. When not writing in her journal or drafting a blog post, she can be found discussing conspiracy theories, reading space facts from NASA’s Twitter, and reveling in the genius of Ira Glass, whose voice is her ringtone.
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