Using Your Degree
St. Kate's degree in English is excellent preparation for a range of careers — just look at our graduates. Among them:
- Jennifer Flannery, literary agent and owner of Flannery Literary
- Robyn Lingen, owner and creative director of Designwrite Studios
- Mary Louise Klas, retired Ramsey County judge — the first woman appointed to the district court bench
- Margot Note, director of archives and information management at World Monuments Fund
- Margaret Polga Hinkle, dispute resolution mediator and former Massachusetts judge
- Katie Campbell, multimedia journalist at Seattle Public Television/KCTS 9
- Cheryl Bade, marketing communications manager at Advanced Respiratory
- Cristina Young, client relations manager at Shuster Publishing
- Kathryn Fuller, English instructor at Unidad Académica Campesina—Carmen Pampa in Bolivia
"I use my English major every day."
— Carissa Larsen, communications specialist, The Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota
Many St. Kate's alumnae are also authors, editors and writers, including:
- Carole Nelson Douglas, author of the "Midnight Louie" cat mystery series
- Marybeth Lorbiecki, author of more than 25 books for children
- Mayli Vang, who writes about Hmong culture and is on the editorial board of literary journal Paj Ntaub Voice
- Mary Saracino, freelance writer and online editor for Scribendi
Your St. Kate's degree will open doors for advanced study in English and other areas. For example,
- Yanshuo Zhang is pursuing a Ph.D. in Chinese literature at Stanford University.
- Tréza Rosado is completing a Ph.D. in comparative literature at Washington State University.
- Jessica Lopez Lyman is earning a Ph.D. in Chicano studies at the University of California, San Diego.
- Asma Lori Saroya is completing a law degree. She is co-founder of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
- Lauren Koshere is earning a master's in environmental writing at the University of Montana.