Kate Black, a writing and executive-functioning coach, is passionate about equipping young people with the skills to realize and achieve their goals.

Recently, Kate has taught courses in university application writing, habit formation, and time management through the University of British Columbia’s Future Global Leaders program. She has also supported students as a social studies and English tutor with the Pathways to Education initiative and has led high-school and undergraduate creative writing workshops.

Kate is excited to work on writing projects of all types — she’s an experienced editor and published writer of journalism, fiction, and poetry. Before working with students, she served as a strategic communications writer for Canadian universities and non-profit organizations. She loves bringing her expertise in persuasive writing to help youth enhance their admissions and scholarship applications.

Kate has a BA in Women’s and Gender Studies and Political Science from the University of Alberta and an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. Outside of Options, you can catch her at a spin class, slowly attempting to sew her own wardrobe, or at work on a creative non-fiction book about West Edmonton Mall.


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