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Publicist by trade and a storyteller from birth, Kate's work focuses on health equity, social justice and the arts.


As a freelance journalist Kate has covered topics ranging from criminal justice to religion. While pursing her graduate degree at Columbia Journalism School, she covered religious education in New York City, the intersection of religion and reproductive justice and marriage on evangelical college campuses. 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, "To the Sky" was the recipient of the University of Michigan's Hopwood Award for Nonficiton.

Kate was a co-author of PEN America's The Sentences That Create Us and her work has been featured in Covering Religion, Medium, The Grade, New York Magazine, SHEI Magazine, Midwestern Gothic Literary Journal, The Shapiro Review and The RC Review.


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

2021 - Current

PR Manager

Communications Writer

University of Michigan

Communications Writer

2020 - 2021

and Editorial Experience

PEN America | New York, NY  | 2019- 2021​

Prison and Justice 

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

Features Writer

 Carol Mann Literary Agency | New York, NY | 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


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


Columbia Graduate School of Journalism—2020

MS, Journalism

University of Michigan—2019

BA, Creative Writing and Literature

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