Katherine Parks

Katherine Parks

Katherine Parks

B.A., 2007, Political Science/French

Katherine Parks is a 2007 TU graduate who currently works as a French to English translator at WWW.ENANGLAIS.COM in Paris.

Parks attended TU on a scholarship, and she said knowing that someone was willing to invest in her education made her want to work even harder in school.

"As a freshman, I was surprised to see how small my classes were," she said. "That allowed me to get to know my professors well and they, in turn, were able to help me identify and develop my strengths."

Her political science and French professors encouraged her to apply for a study abroad opportunity and the experience helped Parks determine she wanted to pursue a life and career in Paris.

"Starting a small business in a foreign country during a world wide economic crisis is tough," she said. "Fortunately, I've gained the skills and confidence to research, think through my options and trust my instincts."