2010 Scholars

Katie Teeters

Katie Teeters

The John D. and Susan K. Thompson Family UH Tier One Scholarship Endowment

Classification: Senior
Graduation Year: 2014
College: College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Major: Political Science
Minors: Phronesis, History
High School: Stratford High School
Hometown: Houston, TX

Spotlight: Embracing Opportunities and Giving Back

About Me

I consider myself to be very outgoing, optimistic and opinionated. Reading for pleasure is something that I miss.  I love sports, especially football and am pumped about this season.  RED is my favorite color!!!

My goals, dreams and faith seem to be my major motivators.  My family stands behind me 100% and yet I make my own choices and I always try to be exactly who I am. 

Campus and Community Involvement

Right now, I am President of the Student Governing Board of the Honors College, President of the Fellowship of Tier One Scholars, Honors Ambassador, Honors Mentor, Phronesis Fellow, a part of Invisible Children and I never miss a football game with Bleacher Creatures.

I’m also a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Alpha Lambda Delta.

Awards and Honors

I was indeed fortunate to receive many awards in high school for Academics and Involvement with many organizations.  One of my favorite leadership roles was being President of the National Honor Society at Stratford.  Elected Supreme Court Justice at Girls’ State and being sworn at the Texas capital was a high point.

I am a Jones Scholar and also was blessed to receive the Optimist Club Scholarship, and other local merit scholarships.

This year at convocation I was awarded one of the Outstanding First Year Student Awards.  That was extremely special for me.

Study Abroad

This summer I went on the Honors College study abroad to Italy. It was almost two weeks in country and it was non-stop. We went from Florence and its wonderful museums, to the Tuscany country side of Lucca, the leaning tower of Pisa, the 13 towers of San Gimignano, the contradas of Siena, Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii, the ocean near Sorrento, and ending in the infamous Rome.

I had always dreamed of going to Italy and it was indeed wonderful.

Research

Using the Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) I was also able to do undergraduate research this summer after returning from Italy. Using ideas from Citizenship and National Identities by Miller, Liberal Nationalism by Tamir, Multicultural Citizenship by Kymlicka and several other authors, I tried to show the instrumental goals motivating liberal nationalism, and the compatibility of national loyalty and liberty.

Future Endeavors

After UH, I plan on getting my Master’s degree and getting my Law degree.  My future dream is to be the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  Aim high and see where you land!