Katherine Nolan is a senior from Salt Lake City, Utah. She is majoring in art history with a minor in German studies, but has gravitated toward environmental communication, particularly with regard to the natural and social history of the American West. She is particularly interested in mapping as a tool for communicating about the colonization of the West.
Katherine is currently working on a capstone project through Stanford’s Interdisciplinary Honors in the Arts program, which will bridge her passion for communication with the natural and social history of the Great Basin–the unique desert environment in which she grew up. The project, called Remnants, is a collection of creative nonfiction stories, each centering around a found object in the basin, asking what it reveals about the history of the American West and the impact of the environment on human history.