Hi, I'm Kate! 

I am a researcher, writer, musician, climber, cyclist, and adventurer. Happiest outdoors, I am obsessed with growing communities, creating experiences, and undertaking big challenges. I have lived on four different continents, but right now am calling California home. 

I research, write, and photograph on the themes of music/sound, space/land and the outdoors, digital communities, and cultural identities. 

My academic interests include digital cultural exchange, intangible cultural heritage and Indigenous rights, migration and diaspora, music and resistance, and dance. Of course, I am particularly interested in where those things meet. The more the merrier! 

Within music, I am a pianist, accordionist, and singer, and have studied music performance, ethnomusicology, and music in development.


All photos on this site were taken by me, Kate, unless otherwise attributed.