Katie is a Ph.D. student in the Literature Department at UC San Diego. She earned her B.A. in English at UCLA. Katie teaches undergraduate humanities courses at UCSD, and has taught SAT/ ACT prep, reading, writing, and Spanish for several years. As an undergrad at UCLA she was chosen to design and teach an undergraduate English seminar, which inspired her to continue teaching at the college level. She studied literature at Oxford in 2012 and writing at Cambridge in 2015. A published author, Katie enjoys creative writing, traveling, SCUBA diving, and any activity that involves frolicking in the ocean. Her favorite life experiences so far have been au pairing in Spain, shark cage diving in Hawaii, and walking the trail to Mordor in New Zealand.