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Hi! I'm Katie. I'm an award-winning journalist and Fulbright - National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow, currently conducting research in England and Singapore for my Death in the Digital Age podcast and multimedia project. I am a cemetery researcher, public historian, audio storyteller, writer and photographer published by National Geographic, the BBC, National Public Radio, Atlas Obscura, and the Association of Minnesota Public and Educational Radio Stations. Previously, I developed all historical content (including self-guided audio tours for mobile), initiated community outreach via public programs, and managed social media assets for Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis. I have operated a free tenants' rights hotline, established a high school radio class and broadcast program, worked a wrench at a community bike shop, and assisted with operations at multiple low-power FM stations nationwide. From producing an audio story for the BBC about the environmental toll of our physical and digital graveyards to writing a 30+ page academic papers on turn-of-the-century amusement parks, I dedicate myself fully to the job at hand. I am a curious and practically minded dreamer with an eager enthusiasm for learning and doing.