Kathleen (she/her/hers), who originally hails from Manistee, Michigan, is an activist, educator, and fourth-year Ph.D. student in Composition & Rhetoric who is interested in how writing classrooms can prepare our students to be thoughtful, empathetic, and values-driven community members. Kathleen is also interested in slow pedagogy, disability studies, and dismantling classism in higher education. Kathleen is the Writing Specialist for the TRIO Student Support Services program, an Assistant Director in the Writing Center, Co-Director of the Writing Lincoln Initiative, and on the Steering Committee of the graduate student worker union, Unionize UNL. Before coming to UNL, Kathleen worked for five years as an Academic Advisor and eventually Assistant Director for a TRIO Student Support Services program at Loyola University Chicago, where she previously received a Master’s in English, on the ‘teaching track’. Kathleen also earned a Bachelor’s in English, with a minor in Politics & Government, from North Park University in Chicago. Kathleen hopes to teach one day full-time at a community college, where she will be active in campus and community life.
Loyola University Chicago
North Park University
English Literature, Politics & Government minor