Kate Morrissey

Journalist. Writer. Multimedia & Digital Producer.

Summary

An immigration reporter specializing in data reporting and digital production. Advanced journalism skills include in-depth explainers on complex legal topics, interactive story telling, audio/video editing, photojournalism and website production. Other skills include foreign languages, user experience, social media, SEO and leadership.

Education

Northwestern University, MSJ, 2015

University of Georgia, BA, Literary Translation, 2009 Summa Cum Laude

Kennesaw Mountain High School Magnet Program, Diploma, 2005, Valedictorian

Recent Work Experience

Senior Reporter, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2016 to present

Adjunct professor, Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), 2016

Intern, The Star newspaper (Johannesburg, South Africa), 2015

Quality Assurance Team Leader, Epic Systems (Verona, WI), 2011 to 2014

Founder, I Know My Hip Hop (Kennesaw, GA), 2010 to present

Director of Internet Expansion, @International Services (Atlanta, GA), 2010 to 2011

SAT/ACT Prep Course Teacher, Kaplan (Athens, GA), 2008 to 2011

Skills

Languages: native English speaker with extensive study in English literature and creative writing, fluent French, intermediate Spanish, and beginning Japanese with the ability and eagerness to pick up new languages rapidly.

Technology: MS Office, HTML, CSS, Adobe Creative Suite, Tableau and other data visualization tools, user testing and user experience design, uQA testing, GIMP, WordPress, social media, SEO, and the ability to quickly learn new software and technologies.

Passions

Competitive breakdancing, DJing, capoeira, yoga, biking, mentoring, horseback riding, poetry, languages, philosophy and creative writing.