MA, Earhart Fellow in Journalism and Sociology
BA in Theater Arts
Katrina taught writing at the prestigious Kikokushijo Academy in Tokyo and tutors writing privately. She taught scriptwriting and theater at the Boston Area Health Education Center and teaches college essay writing, playwriting, and NeoFuturism at 826 Boston.
She works with students to perfect their admission essays from start to finish, uncovering each candidate’s individual strengths and finding ways to tell their stories in compelling ways. As an ESL teacher, Katrina taught for Atraves in Nicaragua and at the English Learning Center in Boston for elementary, high school, and adult learners.
Katrina’s travel and essay adventures have been published in The Christian Science Monitor, National Geographic, CNN-go, NPR, The Japan Times, Metropolis Magazine, New Mobility, and Skirt Magazine. Her children’s book, Ma, The Search for Silence, is forthcoming from Little, Brown and Company in 2013. Her short story I Hate Harajuku Girls will be included in the Tomo Anthology (forthcoming in 2012 from Stone Bridge Press). She is currently working on a young adult novel.
Katrina served as vice-editor at Tokyo Art Beat and is currently a contributing fiction editor at the Drum Literary Magazine. She is a founding board member of the documentary collaborative, UnionDocs, in Brooklyn. Her work as a TV Journalist and Producer for NHK-World in Tokyo has been broadcast internationally.
A former company member of the New York NeoFuturists, Katrina is also a graduate of the National Theater Institute and of Judi Dench’s London Academy of Theatre. Her play Biafra received a staged reading at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.
As an Earhart Fellow at Boston University’s Institute for Culture, Religion and World Affairs, Katrina turned part of her academic thesis, Blurring the Boundaries: Hybrid Identities of Multiracial People, into a radio piece for WBUR’s World of Ideas. Her community art piece FishBird is an ongoing project that collects and shares multiracial narratives.
Katrina tutors students in admission essays, travel writing, feature articles for print publications, playwriting, writing for TV and radio broadcast journalism, and writing for children. Her rate is $150 per hour.