Kate Newburg

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“We Are All In The Gutter But Some Of Us Are Looking At The Stars”

- Oscar wilde

 
 
Cusco

origin

Atlanta, GA

 

artistic outlets

Writing, photography, podcasting, watercolor (on occasion), rearranging her furniture (on a whim)

 

around the world

15-17 Countries, 6 Continents

 

around the web

 

Cats owned

2 (Francis & Abigail)

an introduction, if you will

Kate was born on a Friday the 13th so you know she was set for a spooky life. From a young age, she loved reading teen pulp like Sweet Valley High, horror like Fear Street, and mysteries with Nancy Drew. During this time, she began a modest habit of writing, scribbling in composition notebooks.

Kate attended Agnes Scott College, a women’s liberal arts college in Decatur, Georgia where she focused on Classical Civilization and Religious Studies. (It was the closest thing to "men's studies" at a women's college, right?) Pursuing a career in none of that, she started the job hunt during the 2008 Great Recession and eventually stumbled upon a tech start-up willing to take a risk on a liberal arts major with experience teaching technical skills.

In 2013, Kate ran away and sailed around the world. She took a sabbatical from her job and was hired by the study abroad program as a staff member. During this voyage, she traveled to Japan, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, Singapore, Burma, India, Mauritius, South Africa, Ghana, Morocco, and Spain in the span of four months before someone broke it to her that reentry shock was a real thing. Eventually, she came back only to volunteer with WAKE International in Cambodia and Perú for their Tech2Empower programs. Australia was pretty cool, too.

Aside from travel, Kate published her first novel in 2014. She started a podcast with one of her best friends in 2017. She got semi-serious about photography in 2018.

Kate resides in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.

 
 
 

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