Kathleen (she/her/hers), who originally hails from Manistee, Michigan, is an activist, educator, and third-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 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 a Senior Academic Advisor and Program Coordinator 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