Katherine Kahler

Bachelor of Science: Economics


Performing Arts: Theatre


Summa Cum Laude
Adam Smith


Modesto, California

Award Bio

Katherine (Arzella) Kahler entered Saint Mary's intending to double major in Theatre and JCL. An econ course led to her discovering a great interest in economics, and she is now graduating with a BS in Economics and a minor in Theatre. Moving forward, she is considering a career in criminal law or pursuing a graduate degree in Economics.

My Greatest Supporters

This may sound like a cliche, but I mean it with complete sincerity when I say that my family is my greatest support. They have always pushed me to work hard and study hard, but ultimately to just do my best in everything. They have imparted on me the belief that I am capable of anything and that I can do anything I set me mind to. When I need help, they are the ones I turn to.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

I have many wonderful memories of my time at Saint Mary's. Perhaps my favorite memory and thing to do is hiking to the cross at night. Whether I am alone or with friends, there is nothing I would prefer to do on campus. There is something serenely beautiful being up there at night looking down on the campus below or up at the stars.

My Next Chapter

Life after graduation is a daunting thing to think about. Some already have a plan for where they are heading next and others may still be figuring things out. I fall into the later category. While I don't have a specific course planned out, I am strongly considering attending law school, obtaining my masters in Economics, or potentially working in the film or theatre industry.

Clubs and Activities

Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship
Gael Force

Favorite Quote

"We know what we are, but know not what we can be"
— William Shakespeare