Katie Bohannon is a native of Gadsden, AL. She obtained her Associates Degree in English from Gadsden State Community College in 2017 before furthering her education at The University of Alabama, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Creative Media.
While at Gadsden State, Katie served as a founding editor of the college’s first Cardinal Arts Journal and secretary of Phi Theta Kappa. She represented Gadsden State at numerous lecture sessions, writing speeches and raising awareness for PTK’s Honors in Action project, which focused on the local, national and global issue of human trafficking.
Katie continued her leadership at The University of Alabama, where she served as Vice President of the International English honors Society Sigma Tau Delta, representing the university at the society’s annual convention with an original poetry collection. She also assisted with the revitalization of UA’s literary magazine Dewpoint, overseeing the edition’s outline as Chief Editor. During her time at UA, Katie participated in an internship with the Gadsden Museum of Art, where she curated the exhibit “The Art of the Sari: A 60 Year Collection.”
Katie has served as news editor for The Messenger since December of 2019, where she enjoys sharing stories rooted in her local community that spread positive news. She feels grateful for the opportunity to uplift and encourage through the power of words.
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