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Disguised as a student, Kat spent her formative years at the University of Vermont, USA as a DJ and program director for WRUV 90.1 FM , mosh-pitter, road-tripper and proud employee of the Lawrence Debate Union. Somehow, she earned a BA in English and German as well as a teaching license along the way.
Bored after teaching German for one year, she left Vermont and headed to Switzerland in 1996, never to return home again.
In 1999, she took up writing for the Bangkok Post, Thailand (www.katswindow.net) and freelancing for the BBC. However, language related mysteries kept her awake at night, so she headed off to get a Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia in 2002.
Using her new-found knowledge, she then went on to work in Burma, where disguised as a teacher, she focused on preserving the persecuted culture of the Mon people and figuring out how to create amazing meals with limited ingredients. In Mandalay, she met and fell in love with her cat, Chelsea. Kat then headed off to Korea to teach debate and eventually sought refuge back in Thailand in 2007, where working at an international school and listening to local bands including Carabao and Lao Cow on the weekends kept her more than busy.
In 2011, itchy feet and ears got the best of her and she headed off to Beijing, China. After discovering the local music scene, she’s sure to be hanging around for a while. Kat can usually be found near the front of the stage, towards the right, rocking out. She is currently writing for Music Dish China, teaching, and hanging out with Chelsea.
» [2014-03-07] Taiwan's DJ Code Confirmed For Beijing's SOTX And LV Party In Taipei; Taiwan's DJ Code Confirmed For 2014 Louis Vuitton Jewelry VIP Launch Party In Taipei And Beijing's Sound Of The Xity Festival
» [2014-03-01] Riptide Music And Pigfactory Merge To Form Riptide Music Group; New Entity Creates Sync Powerhouse With Global Publishing Administration
» [2014-03-01] SaskMusic Seeks Executive Director; SaskMusic's Mission Is To Stimulate The Growth And Development Of The Saskatchewan Music Industry Through Leadership, Promotion, Training, Advocacy And Partnership
» [2014-02-22] SSL Builds Asian Live Console Distribution Network; "The Live Music Scene In This Region Is Vibrant And Very Healthy, And We Look Forward To Being An Increasingly Important Part Of That"
» [2014-02-22] Executive Watch: BMG, Atlantic, Musician's Friend, Guitar Center, Peermusic And IMFCON; Casimir To Run BMG Worldwide Recordings Business; Atlantic SVP Of West Coast A&R; Musician's Friend VP Marketing; Guitar Center Names Kristy Porter; Peermusic Argentina Managing Director; Karen Godgart Joins IMFCON
» [2014-02-22] Paul Collins Goes To China; Paul Collins Takes His DIY Attitude To China Where He Will Play A Series Of Shows In Early March
» [2014-02-15] Rock Turns The Table On Pop; Led By Arctic Monkeys, Bastille And Jake Bugg, Rock Music Claims A Third Of The Albums Purchased In 2013 - Its Largest Share Since 2010
» [2014-02-13] Chinese Indie Band The Gar Marks Its 2014 Return With "Time Cue Remix" EP; "Time Cue Remix" Is An EP With The Gar's Original Vocals But With An Added Element Of Electronic Music
» [2014-02-12] Blue Sky Bones: China's Godfather Of Rock 'n' Roll Puts On A Director's Cap; Cui Jian Makes His Directorial Debut With The US Premiere Of "Blue Sky Bones" That Explores Loss And Reclamation In The Face Of Traumatic Amnesia' In Modern China
» [2014-02-12] Memory, Critique And Idealism In Chinese Rock And Roll Since The Mid-1980s; An Intimate Discussion With Cui Jian On His Role In The Chinese Rock Music Scene In The Past Quarter Century And, More Broadly, On The Role Of Music In The Age Of Commodification And Globalization
» [2014-02-11] 2014 Taiwan Rising Stars Classical Music Concerts; Taipei Cultural Center Will Present Taiwan Rising Stars Classical Music Concerts On February 23rd At Taiwan Academy
» [2014-02-10] Borderless Shadows – An Experiment In Urban Electro; Howie Lee's Latest EP, "Borderless Shadows", Presents British-influenced Electro That Is Smartly Packaged With Urban Sound Elements
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