My name is Katie Treichler, and I am a student at the University of Mary Washington. I am interested in economic inequality because this subject has shaped the rise and fall of civilizations more than any other. However, I believe that the topic often goes unrecognized because it isn’t perceived as “romantic” like war and conquest. I hope to deepen my understanding of this subject since it continues to be omnipresent and significant to this day. I aim to gain insight into the expectations and realities of what we like to call the American Dream, and I will be exhibiting my thoughts and findings through blogs on this website.