Kathryn Casteel is a South Carolina native now pursuing a journalism career in New York City. She is currently studying elements of data and visual reporting at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She has covered local business and politics for the Mott Haven Herald in the Bronx. She also has published work in Tech Cocktail, Queens Courier, and the Spartanburg Herald-Journal in South Carolina. She lived in Rome, Italy for four months during which she traveled around Europe. After immersing herself in a new culture, she developed a passion for telling unique and compelling stories about the world and its people.