Katie Spotz '08

Major: Business and Economics
Service: Bike and Build - Habitat for Humanity
Current Job: Marketing Representative for Kinetico Inc.

Spotz set a world record as the youngest person to row across the Atlantic ocean solo, covering 3038 miles in 70 days while increasing awareness and raising money for safe drinking water worldwide. She accomplished both her goals and to date has raised $150,000 for the Blue Planet Run Foundation, a non-profit organization that funds safe drinking water projects for people around the world. She speaks at schools and health/fitness centers across the United States and Canada to promote more personal responsibility for water conservation.

 “It was important for me to be a school where people ‘got it’. Warren Wilson definitely played a role in who I am today. I was blown away by how inspiring Warren Wilson students are. Everyone is involved in so many interesting things and this encouraged me to continue on my path.”