Hello, class! My name is Katelyn VanHoutan. I’m currently working full time as a nanny and in school full time working towards my degree in Education. I’m originally from Bettendorf, Iowa so I love to spend as much time as I can outside enjoying the beauty that is Alaska. I live in Fairbanks in a dry cabin with my boyfriend and the best dogo, Paxt. I have not studied Geography since I was in high school. Although this course is a requirement for my degree, I look forward to gaining knowledge on Geography and the multiple ways it has played important roles in the evolution of people, their ideas, places, and environments. On the map assignment I placed pin marks on Bettendorf, Iowa as my birthplace, Fairbanks as my current place of residence, and Greece as the place I most want to visit. I look forward to working with you all this semester!