Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Katherine moved to Massachusetts to study at Williams College, where she majored in Art History, minored in Mathematics, and rowed crew. She studied abroad in Siena, Italy.
After graduation, she moved abroad to teach at the Casablanca American School in Morocco for a year, followed by a summer at TASIS Switzerland, and a year teaching at the American College of Sofia in Bulgaria.
Katherine moved back to the USA in 2011 to Austin, Texas, before moving to New York for a job in production at HUSH, a digital design agency in DUMBO.
In June 2014, Katherine quit her job in Brooklyn to travel. She ended up getting a freelance client and decided to keep going until... to be determined. In 2016, she was a member of Remote Year's 2nd group, Battuta.
So far, Katherine has visited 50 countries (and counting) across Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
2005 - 2009: Williams College
BA Art History
Studied abroad in Siena, Italy
3-time NCAA champion with crew team; Head of the Charles champion
2009 - 2011: Taught abroad in American schools in Casablanca, Morocco, and Sofia, Bulgaria
2011 - 2012: Austin, Texas
2012 - 2014: Producer at HUSH (digital design agency in Brooklyn)
2014 - present: freelance writer & consultant while traveling full-time
I work with a few regular clients and usually have additional short-term projects doing consulting or writing work. I’ve worked with corporations, small businesses, and entrepreneurs on digital projects, installations, exhibits, events, shoots, websites, workshops, online courses, and more.
My main client now is a travel clothing company: Bluffworks, where I am currently the Head of Content – I strategize and develop the content & copy across our website (including product pages), blog, and emails. In the past, I’ve worked with Bluffworks on various special strategy projects, running partnerships with bloggers and press, helped raise a round of angel investment, and managed the first run of overseas production.
For 2.5 years, I was the Head of Production for Public Persona, a branding + design studio based in Washington DC. Before life on the road, I was a producer at HUSH in Brooklyn.
Project clients as a producer at HUSH included:
As Head of Production at PUBLIC PERSONA, clients included:
A selection of Katherine’s work outside of work:
Modern Work – a podcast about the work we do & how we got there; features in-depth one-on-one interviews
The Digital Nomad Survival Guide – cowrote and self-published with a fellow Remote Year participant, available on Amazon Kindle and in print
Watercolors & cartoons – learning to paint, draw, and tell brief visual stories (often sharing on my instagram)
A Remote Year – essays about being in Remote Year’s second ever group (Feb 2016 - Jan 2017)
Currently working on a non-fiction book proposal about modern romantic relationships
Katherine has been interviewed by various publications and shows about her lifestyle, travels, and working remotely.
Katherine has visited over 200 museums & galleries around the world – she specifically tries to see local art & artists in each country visited.
In 2006, she stumbled into a degree in Art History at Williams College because the professors & courses made the world, history, and other cultures so tangible & relatable. Since then, she hasn’t been able to stay away.
While teaching abroad in Morocco and Bulgaria, she created & taught ArtH lessons and electives. Katherine has done talks about art & design around the world, including in France, Bolivia, Cambodia, and South Africa.
In New York, Katherine took improv, acting, and playwriting classes and was a member of the Theatre Development Fund, attending many Broadway and off-Broadway shows. She also was a member at MoMA, Guggenheim, and Brooklyn museums, spending many weekends in their galleries and at special events & lectures.