Born on the mainland but raised in Hawai‘i, Kathleen graduated from New York University in 2015 having double majored in journalism and sociology. During this time, she gained editorial and marketing experience interning for publications like Seventeen Magazine, High Times, Mashable and Refinery29. After graduation, she entered the journalism field as a staff writer for Mic, where she wrote social justice stories and interviewed the co-founders of Black Lives Matter and music artists like Wafia, Jai Wolf and Sweater Beats. She later transitioned to a branded content writer there before moving on to work as a lifestyle reporter at CafeMom, focusing on lifestyle and body positivity. In 2018, Kathleen returned to the islands for a job at the Honolulu Museum of Art in April. First hired as the digital media associate, she was promoted to the communications manager and handled the museum blog and social media accounts. In March 2019, she moved her communication skills onto the ACLU of Hawai‘i, which allows her to touch on issues she deeply cares about. She continues to expand her freelance writing career with a focus in lifestyle topics. She now has bylines with The New York Times, CityLab, Broadly, The Cut, Greatist, Rewire, Honolulu Magazine, Hawaii Luxury Magazine, several Nella Media Group magazines and more. When she’s not at the museum or writing, she’s at the beach with her dog or oil painting.
View her full resume here.
The New York Times
9/13/2019: I Fell In Love While My Hair Was Falling Out
hawaii luxury magazine
6/2016: Spin Doctors
10/2018: Digit Duty
12/18/2018: How to Bounce Back From a Mistake at Work