Katie McCarthy

59 – Staten Island, NY

What Are You Most Passionate About?

Building community, re-using and recycling materials, gardening, bicycling, exploring, and learning.

Who Is Your Hero?

Pete Seeger.

What Is Your Favorite Sound?

Ocean waves, leaves rustling, and people laughing or singing together

What Project would a laptop help you with?

Running a neighborhood cafe which is a gathering place and community hub, as well as organizing annual community arts and earth day festival.

How would a laptop help you?

It would make it easier to write emails and proposals,  share photos,  and so on.

What do you love about this project?

It brings me into contact with other people who want to make a positive difference. It also incorporates my other passion, which is to prevent good stuff (in this case used books and records) from being tossed into the garbage. Our festival encourages people to be more aware and respectful of our fragile planet, but in a playful and celebratory setting.

What Languages do you speak?

English, a little Spanish and French.

Given a choice, would you prefer a Mac or PC?