About Kate

Wild and Precious Days is a hub of support for family well-being. I work to find ways to understand and support the unique physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of parents and children that might have historically met by extended families and strong interdependent communities. It is my goal to offer experiences and resources that help raise the quality of life within our current community model.

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Education and Certifications

Wittenberg University (Springfield, Ohio)
Bachelor of Arts, August 2010 – May 2014
[Studio Art (Photography) & Interdepartmental Studies (Critical Social Psychology)]

Yoga Loft Dayton Yoga Teacher Training (Fairborn, Ohio)
200HR Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certification, January – May 2015

Mindful Schools
Trained Classroom Mindfulness Instructor, August – October 2014

The Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University (Seattle, Washington)
DONA International-Trained Birth Doula, January – March 2016

Journey of Young Women 
“Mentoring Girls” Certificate, October 2015 – August 2016

Montessori Education Institute of the Pacific Northwest(Seattle, Washington)
Montessori Assistant Teacher Training, February 2016

 

Professional Experience

Practical Montessori Preschool (Seattle, Washington)
Assistant Teacher, October 2016 – Present

Camp Kindness Counts (Redmond, Washington)
Program Coordinator, September 2016 – Present

Open Arms Perinatal Services (Seattle, Washington)
Volunteer Doula, March 2016 – Present

 Live Love Flow Yoga (Seattle, Washington)
Hatha Yoga Teacher, October 2015 – Present

Ballard Community Center/Associated Recreation Council (Seattle, Washington)
Before-School Program Counselor and Sub, September 2016 – December 2016

Yoga Loft Dayton (Fairborn, Ohio)
Yin, Aerial Yoga, and Kids Yoga Teacher, March – July 2015

Americoprs VISTA Member: Springfield Promise Neighborhood (Springfield, Ohio)
Health & Wellness Leader, June 2014 – June 2015

Clark County Restorative Justice Initiative (Springfield, Ohio)
International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) trained Restorative Justice Facilitator, October 2012 – December 2013

 

 

Presentations

Wright State University: Race, Gender, Class, and Sexuality Symposium (Dayton, Ohio) – Co-authored paper presentation with Nancy McHugh, PhD: Critical Spaces for Social and Epistemic Justice, February 2014                    

Association for Women in Psychology National Conference
(Columbus, Ohio) – Poster Presentation: Ecologically Informed Equine Assisted Therapy, March 2014

Southern Connecticut State University Women’s Studies Department Conference – Ecology, Spirituality, Sustainability: Feminist and Indigenous Interventions (New Haven, Connecticut) – Accepted Paper Presentation: Integrating Equine Assisted Therapies with Ecopsychology, April 2014

First Annual Ohio Hunger Dialogues – Paneled Workshop Presentation Initiating Hunger Advocacy in Our Communities, September 2014 

 

 

Publications

Spectrum, Wittenberg University’s Nonfiction JournalThe Role of Pro-social Moral Capacities in the Age of Globalization, April 2014

Project Intersect Zine (digital)Parallel Transgressions: Women/Animal Oppression Intersections in Equine-Assisted Therapies, September 2014                

 

Volunteer Experience

Equus-Gestaltung Equine Facilitated Therapy Project
 www.equus-gestaltung.over-blog.com – Volunteer Research Guest (Estang, France), June – August 2012          

Tumalinen Anthroposophical Group Home – Volunteer www.turmalinen.net (Umea, Sweden), July – August 2013

 

Languages

Italian – ACTFL Tested Intermediate – Mid (Spoken)
French – Intermediate (Spoken)