Meet Kait


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When you were little, did you have a hard time deciding what to be when you grew up? Yeah, me too. So, I decided to do all the things.

In my past life chapters, I have been a drama geek, an obnoxious teenager, a world traveler, a youth minister, a Domer (#lovetheenotredame), a campus minister, a magazine editor, a doll maker, a farmer, an almost nun, and a fountain pen addict. Today, I continue my trend of taking on way too many things but kicking ass in all of them by working as a Teaching Fellow (aka a college professor to all you non-academics) at the University of North Texas in English and Technical Communication (in other words, I teach writing) and being a writer, blogger, artist, calligrapher, PhD candidate in Xicana literature, planner addict, aunt, organizing coach and consultant, friend, daughter, mentor, and, most importantly, the dog mom to the cutest and most brave service dog in the world, Gary. It may seem like I have too much going on, but two years ago I received the opportunity to take a second chance on life and I’m planning to rock it.

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I have accepted the fact that life may not often make sense, so I try to break the mold as much as possible. I’m a white rural Missouri farm girl who is getting a PhD in Xicana literature and focusing my research on bridging communities and breaking boundaries. I’m planning to be a career academic and I have purple hair, make planner stickers, and organize people’s lives as a hobby. If any of that interests you, here’s how you can follow, reach, or hire me (please hire me! Someone has to pay for the puppy treats!):

Gary and me, Christmas 2017. 

Gary and me, Christmas 2017. 

 

 

    If you need me, I’ll be at UNT’s General Academic Building room 515 or at Zera Coffee grading papers. Come by and give Gary a belly rub. #gomeangreen #phdlife #phdoglife


    Oh, and if you want a more traditional bio to read about me (because you have nothing else to do), you can find that here.

    Seriously, he's the love of my life. 

    Seriously, he's the love of my life. 

    All photos by Heidi Cephus, PhD.