My name is Katia Savelyeva, and I’m a second-year English major and digital studies minor at the University of Mary Washington. I write creatively in my spare time, contribute to the UMW student newspaper, and work as a lead consultant at the UMW Writing Center.

Writing means the world to me, and as someone who’s had a long and complicated relationship with language, I look forward to applying my skills with it. Whatever form that may take, I’m excited for what the future brings.

My tagline comes from the Ursula K. Le Guin passage “A Few Words to a Young Writer,” where she argues, “A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it. Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they use them with care, with thought, with fear, with delight.”