Author of the poetry collections
Many-Splendored Fishes and Galore
Common Birds of the Mojave Desert
Katy earned her B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Humboldt State University in 2011 and her MFA in poetry from UC Riverside in 2019. She has worked as an engineer on projects throughout California, including the restoration of Wishon Quarry, the decommissioning of the Humboldt Bay Nuclear Power Plant, and the removal of San Clemente Dam.
She is a recipient of the Katharine Bakeless Nason Scholarship to attend the 2019 Bread Loaf Environmental Writers Conference, and she received a fellowship from UC Riverside to attend the 2019 Community of Writers conference. Her first book, Many-Splendored Fishes, was a finalist for the 2019 Hillary Gravendyk prize. She co-founded the climate activist groups 350 Riverside and 350 Humboldt. She lives in Eureka, CA.