My name is Kathleen Parker Kneeland, I am a 24 year old Senior at Holy Cross College at Notre Dame, Indiana.  I grew up in Los Angeles and lovely Templeton, California with a wonderful, loving family and was given the greatest opportunities.  Born in Valencia, California on May 7, 1987 my first amazing opportunity came when I was adopted by my parents, Jane and Bill.  They are fantastic parents to my older sister and me.  There was never a time we didn't know we were adopted, but we knew we were chosen and fiercely loved by two extraordinary people.

High school was extremely hard for me, but I had a support system that got me through.  That support system was my family and friends, and some teachers who believed in me and gave me great experiences.

College can be a cake walk for some people, including many of my friends, but I struggled and still do struggle with accomplishing my goals.  Procrastination has been a close companion for all my life.

The theme I have chosen for my eFolio is a quote from the movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The headmaster of Hogwarts, Albus Dumbledore says, "Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light".  I am a self-confessed Harry Potter fanatic, but this quote spoke to me in a deeper more meaningful way.  Through my life I have had some personal issues with depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder.  Its hard for me to see the bright side sometimes. You might call me a pessimistic realist.  After hearing this quote I realized I can fight that if I can only remember to turn on the light.

Thank you for taking the time to check out my eFolio.  Please feel free to navigate through the various sections available on the left.