Kate Rix @mskaterix

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Resume Snapshot

• Exceptional interviewer, particularly where research or complex content is involved

• Career journalist covering criminal law, education and digital media

• Magazine editor including story development and work with freelance writers

• Clear, lively writing

• Clean copy, always on deadline


Professional Experience

Blogger, openculture.com 2011 to present

Regular blogger for premiere culture and educational curatorial site.

Education Communications Writer 1999 to present

Freelance writer for education magazines, including Scholastic Administrator and the Mills College Quarterly.

Beyond Beakers and Books, Mills Quarterly, Winter 2013 

Are Librarians Still Important? Scholastic Administrator, Fall 2012

Senior Writer, U.C. Berkeley College of Engineering, 2011-2012

Produced magazine pieces about research based upon interviews with faculty and students from the college.

Replacing the Osterizer as Standard Lab Equipment

Senior Development Writer 2007 to 2011

Produced magazine articles for U.C. Berkeley’s College of Letters and Science, including profiles of faculty and news stories about research in the humanities and social sciences. 

U.S. Safe From Japan Radiation

A Different Kind of Language Syllabus

Faces of Immigration Studies at Cal 

Communications Consultant, 2006 to 2010


Produced union newsletters, brochures, professional development materials, white paper documents, annual reports, executive summaries and comprehensive technical reports for policy organizations, including the educational research lab WestEd and the venture capital firm New Schools Venture Fund. 

Magazine Editor, East Bay Monthly, 2001-2006

Assigned and edited articles for regional magazine. Collaborated with co-editor to develop editorial calendars and with production manager on the visual presentation of the magazine each month.


• Masters of Journalism, U.C. Berkeley, 1997

• Bachelors of Arts, Journalism, U.C. Santa Cruz, 1989

• Foreign study, University of Stirling, Scotland, 1985-86