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Born in China, relocated to Japan, and then settled in California by age 5, Kathleen's childhood was indicative of a lifetime of travel to follow. She attended Harvard University for college, where she graduated cum laude in Social Anthropology. This was followed by a year-long fellowship doing tsunami relief work in Ishinomaki, Japan before attending law school at U.C. Berkeley. After law school, Kathleen worked for a law firm in New York where she alternated between loving and hating "the city." Love won out and Kathleen left the law but stayed in NYC to pursue her passion for creative writing at Columbia's MFA Fiction program.

Kathleen enjoys using her friends as guinea pigs for new recipes, working on her novel, and playing board games. She believes that there are no bad experiences, only more material, and looks forward to helping LogicPrep students turn their own experiences into compelling college application essays.


Harvard University, BA in Social Anthropology

Columbia University, MFA (in progress)

U.C. Berkeley, JD.

Favorite Place to Study Kitchen table (close to snacks!)

Favorite Book The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, and Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi just to name a few!

Dog Breed Alter Ego Pug


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