Katie's Bio Katie was born in the US but moved to Mexico as a baby. She spent her childhood in Mexico where her hometown’s biggest claim to fame is the local capture of one of the world’s most notorious drug lords. As a teenager, Katie made her first big move abroad—to Cuba—where she lived for nearly four years while training at the National Ballet School. Katie then returned to the US, where she worked for a time as a dancer and dance instructor before deciding to pursue her love of languages. She obtained a dual B.A. from UT Austin in Chinese and Asian Cultures and Languages and went on to live in Taiwan for a year where she worked as an ESL teacher and studied Chinese. During this time, Katie gained experience as a language learner and she understands the nuances and difficulties of learning new tongues. She speaks multiple languages, including French and Spanish, and is always eager to help others have great language-learning experiences too. The challenges of expat life are something else Katie enjoys exploring and sharing with readers as she learns to balance life as a third-culture adult living abroad. A firm believer in maintaining a connection with one’s roots, even as an expat, Katie stays involved with US elections and politics and visits the country every year, just to check up on things. One of her main goals in her travel writing is to make these types of transitions easier for others—whether you’re a new expat, first-time language learner, or experienced traveller. Travel is addictive and knowledge is power, and she wants to combine the two for you! Currently, Katie resides in the UK where she works multiple jobs as a freelance writer, pet-sitter and dog-walker, and owner of a literary poster business. Katie is also an aspiring, (as of yet) unpublished novelist and, in her spare time, can be found working on her book, reading and sipping the occasional pint of Guinness at the local pub.