Katherine (Kat) is a California-based journalist and content writer who focuses on sustainable travel, the environment, wildlife, and conservation.
Her work appears in Fodor's, Far & Wide Travel, Wanderlust UK, Inhabitat, Wasabi Magazine, Fitt.co, Stacker, and more. She's also been a regular contributor for Tripsavvy, a U.S. top five travel site, since 2018 and Treehugger, a modern sustainability site with over 120 million annual readers, since 2021. Katherine lived in Honolulu for over six years and continues to write about Hawaii as well as California.
Some of her best writing memories include interviewing a traditional Irezumi Japanese tattoo artist (while he was in the middle of giving a tattoo), getting an impromptu meditation lesson from a Buddhist minister at Myohoji Temple in Honolulu, exploring sustainable tourism in Palau and completing an in-depth guide to Na Pali Coast State Park on Kauai.
Katherine has been active in the environmental/animal welfare non-profit community since high school, where she worked as a volunteer at Sunrise Stables Horse Rescue and Paws for Healing. After graduating with a B.A. in English from Chapman University, she spent a month living in a small village in Thailand working with the Save Elephant Foundation. She completed internships at City Lights Publishing in 2013 and the Borgen Project, a non-profit publication fighting global poverty through advocacy and education, in 2017. Currently, Katherine volunteers at Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch in California.
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Chapman University
Certificate in Sustainable Tourism from the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)