My name is Katarina Silvestri, but I typically go by Katie. I am a second year doctoral student and research project manager (Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction) at the University at Buffalo working towards a literacies focused degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning. My interest in #WalkMyWorld was piqued thanks to Ian's post on the LRA listserv around this time last year, and I participated in the project as a "singleton," just to see what it was all about. After a few interesting, serendipitous meetings and turns of events, I started working on a book chapter about #WalkMyWorld along with Kate, Sue, Ian, Bill, and others; we also presented at LRA together on #Walk in an alternative session around the larger topic of MOOCs and online learning environments.
I'm super excited to be a part of the planning this time around, and I hope to bring a couple of UB friends and colleagues on to the project!