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Katharine Gripp is the current Communications Manager at NaNoWriMo HQ. She previously served as the Programs Associate during NaNoWriMo 2016, Customer Service Captain at National Novel Writing Month in 2015, and interned at NaNoWriMo during Camp NaNoWriMo 2014.
Katharine holds a B.A. in English with a minor in Medieval and Renaissance history from Vassar College. She admits to choosing these fields of study due to her love of young adult fantasy novels. Since graduating she has lived in the Bay Area and has worked as a ballet teacher, fitness instructor, dance performer, news article writer, non-profit project manager, and art model. She performs semi-professionally with several San Francisco dance companies.
Despite wearing many figurative hats, Katharine wears suprisingly few literal ones. Her snacking weakness is chocolate and chamomile tea .
Her birthday coincides with the first day of NaNoWriMo.