Karissa Hartley

Host of Through the Aperture

A famous poet once wrote “nobody likes you when you’re 23” (blink-182, 1999). As someone who is presently 23 years old, this was pretty distressing to hear, and it honestly made me more than a little bit worried about taking on the role of podcast host. But here goes nothing!

I graduated from the University of Lethbridge in the Spring of 2018 with a BA majoring in Sociology and minoring in English. My time studying at the University was full of amazing memories, hard lessons and wonderful people; I honestly don’t think I would change a thing about it. After graduating, I didn’t go very far, and my degree now hangs in my office where I work as the Alumni Engagement Coordinator for the University. In this role, I spend my days strategizing opportunities for alumni to connect back with the University while consuming an inordinate amount of coffee.

Outside of work, I enjoy yoga, super cheesy movies and looking at cute pictures of dogs on the internet. Life after school has also been good for my “reading for fun” game, which is finally picking up a bit of traction after years of studying Foucault and Derrida. Right now, I’m reading Meg Jay’s "The Defining Decade", as recommended to me by a friend (thanks, Elaine!) and hopefully this year I will put a dent in the rest of my reading list. This year, I also want to expand my cooking horizons beyond just pasta, scrambled eggs or cereal. So far, all I’ve learned is that being a connoisseur in the kitchen is almost as difficult as spelling connoisseur without spellcheck.

Anyway, that’s basically the biography version of me. Hopefully you liked it. If not, don’t worry, I’ll be 24 soon.

Karissa Hartley has hosted three Episodes.