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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.
» [2017-02-18] Armada Night - China; The Amsterdam-based Record Label Has Announced The First-ever Armada Night China Tour
» [2017-02-16] NYC's Chinese-American MC Bohan Phoenix Releases New EP 'JALA'; Brooklyn-based, Chinese-transplant Bohan Phoenix Unites Cultures And Expresses His Mixed Identity
» [2017-02-15] Music Marketing Agency Syn Launches Beijing Office; Syn Announced The Official Launch Of The Beijing Office, Broadening The Horizons Of The Tokyo-based Music Marketing Agency
» [2017-02-15] Warner/Chappell Production Music Promotes Aaron Gant To Senior Vice President Of Production; Warner/Chappell Promotes Aaron Gant To Senior Vice President Of Production After 25 Years In The Industry
» [2017-02-08] World Blues & Roots Band Harper And Midwest Kind China Tour; The 2-week Tour Will Bring Their Unique Sound To Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Wuhan And Shijiazhuang
» [2017-02-07] ASCAP Expands Asia-Pacific Strategy; Leading US PRO Engages CML Consultancy Services To Work On Asia-Pacific Strategy And Revenue Growth Opportunities
» [2017-02-05] Why Do So Many Music Technology Startups Fail?; A Major Problem Is That Many Music Industry Startups Do Not Actually Test Their Riskiest Assumptions When Developing A Strategy
» [2017-01-28] New Report Debates Future Of Arts & Culture Ticketing; REMIX Report Sheds Light On Whether Arts And Culture Organisations Should Be Creating In-house Ticketing Solutions Or Using Third-party Platforms
» [2017-01-25] Sino-Franco Festival Partnership: YinYang Music & Chateau Perche; YinYang Music Festival Announced An Artist Exchange Project For 2017 With Chateau Perche Festival
» [2017-01-21] China's Leading Streaming Platform To Talk Strategy At Midem 2017; Tencent Music Entertainment Group's VP Andy NG To Keynote
» [2017-01-20] An Open Letter To President Donald J. Trump; We Say 'Well Said!'
» [2017-01-18] The Wu-Force Self-Titled Debut EP Out For Lunar New Year; The Wu-Force, The Self-described Kung Fu-Appalachian-indie-folk-rock Trio Of Banjo, Guzheng And Keyboards
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