Katie Dirks Katherine J. Dirks (’11), from Germantown, Maryland, graduated cum laude with a B.S./B.A. degree in Marketing with minors in Economics and International Studies. Throughout her time as a Periclean Scholar, Katherine participated in a wide range of Periclean initiatives, from being part of the Periclean Scholars Steering Committee to organizing three Periclean Cookoffs and working extensively on Graham Middle School’s outdoor classroom. During the spring of her junior year, Katherine became Editor-in-Chief of the Periclean Scholars Newsletter, and continued her work with the publication as Co-Editor with Will Lyle (’11). Katherine was named Outstanding Periclean Scholar of the 2011 class, and traveled with members of her class to Sri Lanka in January 2011 to meet with Periclean partners and to host the Leaders in Environmental Advocacy Forum (LEAF). Katherine intends to pursue a marketing career in the Washington, D.C. area following graduation, and will remain an active member of Periclean Scholars as President of the 2011 Executive Board and through the Periclean Scholars Alumni Association.