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Center for Writing alumni—Kate Roberts Edenborg

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  • Your name: Kate Roberts Edenborg
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  • When did you work with us? I worked as a writing consultant from 2004-2005 and for the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing as a research fellow from 2003-2004. 
  • What was your role? writing consultant, administrative staff
  • What education and/or occupation(s) have you pursued since working with us? In fall 2012, I joined the faculty of the Department of English & Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. I work for the Professional Communication & Emerging Media program, and I serve as the coordinator for a concentration in journalism. I'm also advising the campus newspaper, the Stoutonia.

Reflections on your center experience:

  • Did your work with us influence your educational or occupational choices? If so, how?  I connected with graduate students in other programs and that was invaluable in shaping my career path. Former Center alum Mitch Ogden recruited me and we now work in the same program at the same university.
  • What are the most significant abilities, values, or skills that you developed in your work with us? The time I spent at the Center for Writing provided me with a dedication to and inspiration for working with students, especially in a one-on-one scenario. All of my classes involve writing and I love seeing students evolve as writers.
  • In your personal and professional life today, how do you find yourself using what you learned from working with us? My experiences working with the staff in more of an administrative role allowed me to better understand how universities function and how beneficial interdisciplinary collaborations can be. I also connected with many students, faculty and staff who have provided guidance to me along my career path.
  • Anything else you want to tell us and your fellow Center alums? Keep connected!