Kaitlin Young is a recent graduate of the University of North Texas, where she received her BA in German with minors in linguistics and English. During undergrad, she also volunteered for study and work abroad programs such as Cultural Vistas and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. Kaitlin particularly enjoys researching Germanic phonology and syntax as well as East German mental health in literature. In her free time, she reads, bakes, and hikes. She is thrilled to spend time in rural Austria this year and learn dialect and local traditions.