21 Questions with… Cat Tully ’10


Name: Caitlin (Cat) Tully
Age: 21
Major: History
Hometown: Vancouver/Austin/New York
Eating club/residential college/affiliation: Whitman/ Potentially 2D…
Activities on campus: Firestone. Good conversation. Spontaneous hijinks when opportunity arises.

Who’s your favorite Princetonian, living or dead, real or fictional?
Tony Grafton, for starting the HUM sequence.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in Princeton?
On campus, probably challah French toast with fresh whipped cream a friend and I made for a bunch of people last year.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day?
Try to deserve to be here.

What is your greatest guilty pleasure?
Depends on the context and when you ask.

What’s the last student performance you saw?
King Lear, Laura Fletcher’s production. And Angels in America.

Do you know all the words to Old Nassau?
If I say no is that going to come back to haunt me? I know the actions…

What do you hate most about Princeton?
Depends on the context and when you ask.

What’s your drink?
Coffee. Whiskey on the rocks. Coffee.

How often do you cook?
Less than I’d like, i.e almost never.

What’s your favorite medication?
Coffee. And late night runs.

What’s hanging above your desk and/or bed?
Flower string lights.

Where do you do your best thinking?
Trustees Room, early in the morning, or when it’s raining. And while running.

When’s bedtime?
Not regular.

New Butler or Old Butler?
Old Butler.

What do you think of Dean Malkiel?
I’ve never met Dean Malkiel, so I think I’ll pass.

Where is the worst place on campus?
Wherever you are when life sucks. Geography never seems to help too much then. Or Firestone, with a walk back to Whitman in December at closing.

Who is your mortal enemy?
For me to know and them to find out.

When’s the last time you used cash?

In 25 years, I will be…
Hopefully alive, interesting, interested, without too many regrets, and having done some things I don’t foresee now.

Where do you go to study alone?
Why would I give that up?

What makes someone a Princetonian?
Last I heard, a sticker on a piece of paper. I think what qualities that represents probably changes over time….and I’m too young to know yet what our generation will turn into.

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One thought on “21 Questions with… Cat Tully ’10

  • Would love to catch up with Caitlin. I knew her when she was 15. I trained her at Irinsmith. If possible, contact me.
    Jennifer white

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