CREATIVE WRITING GRADUATE STUDENT AT THE NEW SCHOOL
AUGUST 2019-MAY 2021
Not long after I graduated I felt the pull to grad school. I applied and am a current MFA candidate at The New School with a concentration in Writing for Children and Young Adults.
I graduated in May 2021.
MOVED TO HOUSTON, TEXAS
DECEMBER 19, 2018
After Graduation, I hung up my winter coat, traded it in for a cowboy hat and moved to the beautiful Houston, Texas.
I am currently open to writing opportunities including remote work. My interests in the writing field are far-reaching and I am open to inquiries about my services!
GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
AUGUST 2013-DECEMBER 2018
In December 2018, I ended my undergraduate academic career and earned my Bachelor of Arts at the University of Pittsburgh. I majored in English and History, minored in German, and earned a certificate in children's literature.
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, DUBLIN
I took six credits during a four-week semester. The classes involved traditional research papers, on-site visits to museums and relevant events, presentations, and projects.
STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP - DUBLIN, IRELAND
AWARDED JANUARY 2018 FOR SUMMER 2018 STUDY
I was humbled and overjoyed to be awarded the John F. Kennedy / Irish Room Scholarship. I studied abroad in Ireland for six weeks, studying politics and literature. While abroad, I documented my travels through a travel blog on my photography website.
IRIS MARION YOUNG AWARD
In 2017 I was named the undergraduate winner of the Iris Marion Young Award for my political activism with the LGBTQ+ community and my transgender photo project featured on my photography website.
UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT
FALL SEMESTER 2017 & 2018
I worked as a TA three times in both the History and English department.
During the fall semester of 2017, I was a TA for Siobhan Vivian's Writing Youth Literature and Tony Novosel's History of Modern Ireland class. My responsibilities in the classes differed.
For the English class, I read weekly submissions, made editing suggestions, and wrote a critique for the students. During the class, with the help of another TA, we ran one of the two critique sessions. We were tasked with focusing on areas of improvement and keeping the critique group focused and engaged.
As a TA for my History course I held office hours and typed up weekly lecture notes. I also made myself available for students to ask questions.
In the fall semester of 2018, I again TA'd for Tony Novosel. The course was the History of Northern Ireland. Some of my blogs from my study abroad experience in Ireland were used as supplemental material.
RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE - T-MOBILE
JULY 2016 - MAY 2018
For nearly two years I worked as an RSA at a T-Mobile Store in Oakland while attending school. The job allowed me to gain valuable retail, sales, and technological skills.
Our location was the training store for our district, meaning my managers and my co-workers and I helped train new employees. I enjoyed this aspect of my position especially.
I left the job so I could study abroad in Ireland over the summer.
VISUAL EDITOR OF THE PITT NEWS
JANUARY 2015-JULY 2016
At the start of the spring semester in 2016, I was promoted to the Visual Editor of the Pitt News. My responsibilities included interviewing and hiring applicants, managing the visual department (photo, video, illustrations), training staff, running weekly staff meetings, creating engaging online content, photo editing, reporting, and participating in editorial meetings.
As a staff photographer, I photographed various events around campus for publication and attended weekly staff meetings.
GALLERY SHOWING - PITT PROGRAM COUNCIL
My "I am ___ Project" was displayed in the William Pitt Union in partnership with the Pitt Program Council.
GALLERY SHOWING - THOMAS MERTON CENTER
My "I am ___ Project" was displayed at the Thomas Merton Center. Donations from the event went to support the Center.
KATE KOENIG PHOTOGRAPHY
DECEMBER 2014 - PRESENT
Since 2014, I have been managing my own photography services. I run an instagram account dedicated to my photographic art.
Since 2011 I have had thirteen total publications of both photography and writing. They have been published in numerous magazines and websites including Gulf Stream Literary Magazine, Vita Brevis Press, Collision Literary Magazine, BlazeVOX, Hot Metal Bridge Magazine, among others.
I am open to writing and social media inquiries.
To see my travel blog, click here.