Kate Bloomquist holds a PhD from Washington University in St. Louis (2012) in American Literature, with a Certificate in the Teaching of College Writing. She has been a Lecturer in the College Writing Program since then. At the 2018 First-Year Finale, Dr. Bloomquist received the Outstanding Writing Instructor award, as decided by first-year students.
She has also taught courses in research, literature and US women writers. In the summer, Dr. Bloomquist teaches in the University College Summer Experiences pre-college program for high school students, with courses in Personal Narrative Writing, Communications, and Creative Writing.
When she's not reading and writing with Washington University students, Dr. Bloomquist enjoys spending time in Forest Park, running and experiencing the natural world in Michigan.