Hello! My name is Catherine Smyka (they/them) and I’m a writer, activist, and project manager living in Ann Arbor, MI. I’m a Senior Project Manager with Echo&Co, and spend my days supporting non-profits and social justice organizations. I am also a proud board member with the University of Michigan LGBTQ Alumni Association.
As a writer, I perform non-fiction stories with the national storytelling organization, The Moth; I’m Seattle’s first Moth StorySLAM champion.
As a project manager, I oversee a variety of projects from start to finish, including events, email campaigns, rebranding, fiscal planning, and everything in between.
Before moving to Michigan in 2017, I was the founder of the Seattle-based queer literary magazine T/OUR and a radio essayist with the Chicago NPR station, WBEZ.
I look forward to connecting with you!