Hometown: Naples, Florida
Major: Theatre Arts
What's Next: Des Moines Metro Opera
Kathrine Pulling loves the theater and education — and believes they go together. She had been involved in theater since high school but originally planned on attending Stetson for band. Then she learned that theater wasn't only for actors and found her place as a stage manager. Standing before a panel of judges, Pulling was among the standouts in a stage-design competition at the Southeastern Theatre Conference. Studying theatre arts at Stetson opened the doors to interning at DeLand High School and working for the fully restored, historic Athens Theatre in downtown DeLand. Fulfilling her dream, Pulling will join Des Moines Metro Opera as the properties stage supervisor and while also studying properties design and fabrication at Yale University's professional apprentice program.