Kate West is a career-in-transition, mid-life crisis survivor who has returned to school. A beginning blogger, she has been a performing artist and theatre manager, a writer, a high-end kitchen & bath designer, a professional coffee-schlepper, and holds a real estate sales license which she has never actually used...but she can make a mean cappuccino.
Her educational background includes a grad level marine mammology lab with Cornell University at age 13, sketch comedy writing with The Second City, a B.S. (ahem )in Theatre Arts Management from Ithaca College, course work in Psychology and Writing at UCLA, with yet more course work in Psychology at Smith. Her interests in the pursuit of graduate education include still more psychology and (always) writing. Other interests include what she often refers to as Google University, where she spends inordinate amounts of time looking up random stuff for fun.