Katie Zechar graduated in 2016 with a degree in history from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She was born in Kettering, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton. She spent her time at Antioch studying as much history as possible, hoping to find a specific area of interest where she could expand her knowledge. While she has a deep interest in indigenous cultures, especially of Central and South America, she will continue her search for knowledge in any historical area possible. For her senior project at Antioch, she hoped to create a starting point in recording oral history of the Turkish people in the city she calls home.