Kate is a writer and lecturer at University of California Santa Cruz, specializing in the history and practice of literary journalism, with a focus on narratives of crime and justice. She holds a Ph.D. in German Studies from Stanford University and a master's degree in journalism from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Kate has taught composition, narrative nonfiction and feature writing courses at the university level for more than a decade, including for Education Justice Project, University of Illinois’ college in prison program, and for San Quentin Prison’s Journalism Guild. In addition to serving as an editorial adviser to Wall City magazine, Kate is the managing editor of Prison Journalism Project’s instructional newspaper, PJPxInside.
Sarah K. Horowitz has volunteered as the Design Adviser to Wall City magazine since 2016. She was the art director of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and a designer at Outside when it won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence three years in a row. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
Alastair Boone has been a San Quentin News volunteer since the winter of 2018. Outside of prison is the Editor of Street Spirit—a grassroots newspaper that covers homelessness and poverty from the perspective of those most impacted, and is sold by unsheltered people in the East Bay. She believes community newspapers are uniquely equipped to shift perspectives and change the world.