A writer, reader and collector of stories, Kaia Gallagher is working on a novel that details the harrowing experiences of her family who escaped from Estonia at the end of World War II. On the basis of several chapters completed to date she was selected for juried workshops in 2015 and 2016 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver. Since earning a Ph.D. in Sociology from Brown University, Kaia has worked for many years as an evaluation consultant, writing reports, articles and books that report on how social programs impact the lives of their clients. She enjoys the personal columns, obituaries, Yahoo news and the New York Times and wondering why people do the things they do, why accidents occur and the role of good and evil in our world. Kaia lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband who is a Plein Air painter and her daughter who performs as a singer-songwriter. Her son is a global adventurer who recently completed two years of teaching English in Korea.
Students: Kaia Gallagher Palm Desert MFA