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Katie Allen is a teacher, editor, and author of Teranga: A Memoir of Belonging. She holds a master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and a bachelor’s degree in French. Out of all the jobs she’s ever had, from serving popcorn as a teenager to hosting writing retreats in the mountains, her favorite and most fulfilling work has been working one-on-one with writers to help them publish their best work.

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