Katharina Beliveau is a German-American senior at Louisiana State University’s School of Interior Design. Having completed all of her major course work, she is looking forward to graduating in December 2017 after completing the last few general education courses.
Katharina grew up making a major move every five years or so.
Georgia > Germany > New Hampshire > Louisiana
While some might not enjoy uprooting their lives regularly, she loved it. It meant she could discover a new place – a new culture – every few years. She became fascinated with different roles that design plays in different regions. For instance, Germany was extremely focused on both historical preservation and modernization, which created a dynamic juxtaposition of these two styles in big cities. New Hampshire, however, was more concerned with the functionality of structures and their ability to fight the harsh winter cold and shake off the snow, that is, except for the areas of town that were home to the many mansions of those who only ‘summered’ on the lakes.
Through the years, Katharina found herself continually focused on how to make things more comfortable, cleaner, more efficient, more sustainable, and most importantly –how to make things visually striking. Thanks to her many bizarre and random summer jobs (paving roads, refurbishing boats, selling antiques, etc.) as well as her military experience Katharina has a wealth of life experiences that she draws from and apply to her designs.
Translating for Haitian Officials and the Ambassador
Selected to Translate for Haitian Delegates
Minuteman Scholaship Recipient
Adjutant General Award for Excellence
VFW Outstanding Spokesperson for Freedom Award
President’s Volunteer Service Award
NH Constitution Day Essay Contest State Finalist
National Honors Society
Class Superlative – Most Spirited
LHS Music Department:
Marching Sachem Award,
Band Geek Award,
Most Improved Award
Disney Music Festival & Ears for the Arts
LHS Drama: Spear Holder Award
LHS Soccer: Most Spirited Award