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Kate Holterhoff
Front-End Engineer
January 25, 2019

From Academic to Developer: Why Career Changes are No Longer Off Limits

The humanities have become more and more digitally engaged and forward-looking, and I would know. I have been part of the academic community for the past 12 years, receiving my PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in literary and cultural studies, and teaching courses ranging from English composition, to literary studies, to critical theory, and even art history. I’ve also taught at numerous schools that include State universities and private R1 institutions as well as small liberal arts colleges. These experiences have convinced me that engaging critically with culture requires cultivating a robust relationship with technology. It also led me to shift from an academic to an engineering career.