My name is Katie Watson and I am a graduate of the University of Virginia where I double majored in Foreign Affairs and Media Studies. I also completed concentrations in the Comparative Politics of Asia and Media Policy & Ethics.

I worked multiple jobs throughout college in order to save money to see the world. To date I have self-funded trips to six continents, including two volunteer trips (one to Africa and one to Peru) and a three month backpacking trip from Western Europe to Southeast Asia. I keep detailed notes of all my travels and the tips I learn along the way, which I am happy to share them with you through Watson Wanders

I am currently living and working in Washington, D.C. at a non-profit specializing in telecommunication and technology policy. I speak Spanish and French conversationally, and I practice each language regularly to improve my skills. I'm a huge foodie, and trying new restaurants is my absolute favorite thing to do. In my spare time I run as a member of the SpeakUp Race Team, read, and spend time outdoors. 

For more information about me, please explore the site and let me know if you have any questions or comments!