We had the good fortune of connecting with Katherine Burks and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Katherine, what role has risk played in your life or career?
The way I think about risk is that it can be good and bad it all depends on how you go about it. The role that has taking risk in my life and my career is starting my new business I have always wanted to start my new business but I was scared and nervous how it will turn out so I had a close friend tell me just jump out there taking risk maybe good for you. So I decided to just jump out there and see how it go but also with risk you have to have patients as well, I’m learning that every day.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a second grade teacher, and I have been teaching for 5 years now I have always love kids and love working with them. My goal is to soon be a principal and have my own school as well. The challenges that I have overcome is not giving up on the hard work I had to put in with taking classes , going back to school, and taking exam after exam to stay in my professional. One thing that set me apart from others is I’m very different and always think outside the box on everything.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend came to visit me in my city if it’s summer I’m taking them to ocean city to the beach I love and enjoy the beach and if it’s winter I’m taking them to DC do a dinner , museum, and a brunch. Theres not a certain place but I love doing dinner or brunch in the city.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The people who I want to shout is my mom and my super close friend I known for a very long time they have help me , encourage me, and supported me threw it all. I also want to shout out my friends that has supported me and encourage me threw it all and every day.

Website: https://katuniquelip.com/

Instagram: Katunique22

Facebook: Kat unique

Other: These are my only social media pages right now.

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