About

A Zoom portrait taken of Kate during class in her New York apartment. Made by Vusala Alibayli in Azerbaijan --- April 2020

Kate Cammell is a multimedia storyteller focusing on culture and lifestyle writing. Her areas of interest include gender, sexuality, relationships, religion, travel and literature. As a graduate student at Columbia Journalism School, she's written about religious education in New York City, the intersection of religion and sex-ed, the lifestyle YouTube industry,marriage on evangelical college campuses, sexual health access in Mississippi and about a Midwestern megachurch going virtual during COVID-19. Her undergraduate thesis on dating culture, "Millennial Love Letters" received Highest Honors and the University of Michigan Honors Department's Virginia Voss Award. Her essay collection on religion and travel in India, "To the Sky" was the recipient of the University of Michigan's Hopwood Award for Nonficiton.

Kate's work has appeared in Covering Religion, Medium, The Grade, New York Magazine, SHEI Magazine, Midwestern Gothic Literary Journal, The Shapiro Review and The RC Review.

Journalism
and Editorial Experience

PEN America | New York, NY  | Spring 2020​

Prison and Justice Fellowship Intern

 SHEI Magazine | Ann Arbor, MI  |2016—2019​

Features Writer

 Carol Mann Literary Agency | New York, NY | Fall 2018

Editorial Intern

Midwestern Gothic Literary Journal | Ann Arbor, MI | Spring 2018

Editorial Intern

HarperCollins | Grand Rapids, MI | Summer 2017

Editorial Intern

PlanetRead | Pondicherry, India | Summer 2016

Editorial Intern

Awards

Course Honors, Religion Reporting

Columbia Journalism School, 2020

Course Honors, History

Columbia Journalism School, 2020

Highest Honors in Creative Writing

University of Michigan Honors Department, 2019

Virginia Voss Journalism Award

University of Michigan Honors Department, 2019

Achievement in Creative Writing

University of Michigan Residential College, 2019

Hopwood Nonfiction Award 

University of Michigan, 2017

When she isn't writing you can find her practicing yoga, reading, backpacking, tutoring, making mediocre meals and collages. 

 

To support her adventuring and education, she spent time working service jobs she loved at White Lotus Farms and Roos Roast Coffee, local businesses in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Education

Columbia Graduate School of Journalism—2020

MS, Journalism

University of Michigan—2019

BA, Creative Writing and Literature

Practicing at aUM Yoga in Ann Arbor, MI.

A typical day of work at White Lotus, a Buddhist farming community in Ann Arbor, MI.

Pondicherry International School of Yoga in India, one of Kate's favorite yoga communities. Read about how she ended up in their "housewife yoga class."

A solo backpacking trip to Los Azores Islands, Portugal. 

© 2023 by Kate Cammell