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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

Graduate school

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.