Katie Shepherd is a podcast producer and writer and will be leading a course called The Fundamentals of Podcast Interviews. The class is designed to give students real-world experience in podcast interviews and development. Katie completed her MFA at Columbia University and her MA in education at The University of Manchester. Katie has produced podcasts for Slate, Gimlet Creative, Stitcher, and a Webby winning show for Infinite Potential Media/Cadence 13. Her writing has been featured in The New York Times Modern Love, Literary Hub, Ploughshares, The Rumpus, and BUST. She currently is a lead producer at Slate.