Katrina was born in the early 1990’s to a young mother in the heart of the Central Valley of California.
Katrina’s mother elected to raise her alone with help from her immigrant, farm-working parents while putting herself through college and graduate school near Sacramento, California. That is where Katrina learned how to read, write, and speak two languages by the time she was four years old.
Katrina moved to the Bay Area in the fifth grade with her new family as part of the career pursuits of her adopted father and her mother. She attended high school in the East Bay near Berkeley, CA.
She moved to the Peninsula of the Bay Area for college where she attended Stanford University for an undergraduate degree and began a graduate degree. Her areas of study have primarily focused on health, illness, business, and technology. Her approach is often abstract, as she also infuses her recognition in the arts with understanding the culture and society in question through unique analysis.
After university Katrina spent much of her time devoting to research as well as fieldwork in the Silicon Valley tech industry, through her consultative work for early stage technology companies in the Silicon Valley. She has contracted for, advised, and consulted dozens of companies in various areas with a special emphasis on the cross section of growth, operations, and content.
She continues to advise and teach entrepreneurship for Stanford’s certification program in partnership with the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Department of Engineering.
She is currently expanding in content marketing and creative strategy as a member of a boutique ABM agency to maximize use of her skill and history with writing.
In the first grade Katrina began writing poetry.
In the sixth grade she began winning local and national awards for her academic achievement and, in particular, her writing and poetry.
After being recognized for her writing through private scholarships by well-known published authors that she put towards her education at Stanford – she continued to explore written and other mediums alongside award winning fellows and artists in residency. She continues to do the same and is working on an abstract memoire set as a series of essays that each meditate on the concept of voice as part of her MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of San Francisco.
She has contributed to and inspired the work of New York Times bestselling authors.
When she is not writing, working, researching, plotting, eating, sleeping, or laughing: she is usually running, wandering around nature or small avenues in the San Francisco Bay Area, doing yoga, attending workshops, canning pickled turnips, and kissing the ground.
She resides in San Francisco with her partner which has been an embracing home to her for more than 15 years.