Welcome Katie Bacon! Katie joined the Educational Advocates team this month and will be working as an essay specialist. She is an experienced writer, editor, and interviewer who worked for The Atlantic in Boston for ten years before the magazine moved to Washington, DC. She has written everything from profiles to personal essays to reviews to scientific critiques, and her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and Harvard’s Ed. magazine, among other places. As an editor, she specializes in helping writers express themselves clearly, logically, and eloquently—whether the writers are established professionals or students looking to find their voice. As an interviewer, she loves talking to people and listening to their stories and ideas, and then figuring out how to shape them into a coherent narrative. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Amherst College, where she majored in American studies
Katie lives in Brookline with her husband and two children, who are in high school. She is on the Board of Overseers of the Brookline Education Foundation, where she supervised their grants and programs for four years. She volunteers for Beacon Academy, coaching students through the application process for independent schools; and for 826 Boston, helping students in the Boston public schools craft their college essays. She loves reading both fiction and nonfiction, playing tennis, and hiking with her family and their dog.