Kathryn Ryan is from New Albany, Ohio and is majoring in English Literature at Columbia College. Her research interests include the social impact of war portrayed through literature as well as conflict escalation and the best methods to counter it. On campus, Kathryn is a coxswain on Columbia University’s division one men’s heavyweight rowing team and serves as the events director for the Women in Security Policy club. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, trying new restaurants, and running.