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Kathleen Moriarty

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Raleigh, NC
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Kathleen Moriarty is a wannabe trend sociologist who loves reading anything she can get her hands on about trends.

Originally from Maine, Kathleen studied sociology at Boston University and currently lives in North Carolina working in public relations, a profession that merges her background in sociology with her love of event planning, constant interaction with new people and writing.

Traveling, learning and seeking adventures are among Kathleen's passions.

Find on Twitter at trendsaddict.
What is unique that's not in your bio?
I'm proud to say that I've never had a pair of Ugg boots!
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Speaking at the Senior Breakfast before my college graduation. It was amazing to speak to 4,000+ of my fellow classmates and was the perfect way to end that chapter of my life.
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I love to learn and am an open book. I find inspiration in tons of places!
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On Trend Hunter, I'm able to write about something I'm passionate about - uncovering and studying trends.
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I'm at my best when sitting in a cafe. I know it's cliche, but I really do work better in that environment!
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