Students: Kathryn Thomason

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Katie ThomasonKatie Thomason wants to get her byline back. During her first career as a journalist in the coal mining/Bluegrass regions of southwest Virginia, she won awards for writing about small town politics. Now she wants to pen her own journey from reporting about one side of the country to teaching writing and literature to inner city Los Angeles youth. Having completed her BA in Journalism from Virginia Tech and her MA in English literature from Arizona State University, Katie is looking forward to pursuing her MFA in creative writing from UCR Palm Desert. She enters the program with her partner of nearly 20 years, Senta Scarborough. They chose it because it looks like a vacation even if it isn’t one.