Austin College Student Authors

Name: Caitlin Graes
Hometown: Granbury, TX
Major: English and American Studies
Grad Year: 2013

What made you choose your school? The reputation of academics and success proceeded Austin College with my research, but when I visited I fell in love with the school. It is one of my homes.

What activity makes you happy? Reading and Writing. There is little better than curling up with a cup of coffee and a book or a pad and pen and passing the time. I also enjoy spending time with my friends. I try to do things that make me happy, and to enjoy my tasks no matter what they are (I am that kind of person haha)

What is your biggest pet peeve? When people break plans without much notice

What is something about you that might surprise someone? I am a classic car fanatic. I own and have restored a 1968 mustang. She's my baby and in my mind she is the most beautiful thing on the Earth. I love her.

What is your favorite book, movie, or TV show and why? Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. It is a feminist utopian novel (how can you not love something like that?) It is a brilliantly written novel with a subtle critique of the modern world. I am a literature nerd, can you tell?

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? I want to go everywhere! I want to go to every continent and travel the world. I especially want to travel around Europe extensively. The history and the culture fascinate me.

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be? I would want to move things with my mind I would use it for good though, not evil.

If you had a million dollars, how would you spend it? I would do boring adult things haha. At least half would go in a trust. The rest I would pay off my loans, pay off my parents' mortgage and my brother's loans. I would also be less adult an buy a bar probably. It's a dream of my friend's and mine and a running joke. It's our fall back plan.

What are your plans for after graduation? Grad school, I am not sure where though

Name: Natalie Taylor
Hometown: Lufkin, Texas
Major: English