Katherine Kam is a journalist in California who has written for WebMD, the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Time Inc. publications. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California at Davis and a master’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University.
After receiving a Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship, she spent a year reporting on the emotional struggles of Asian American students. Her three-part series, which published in New America Media, reached at least 7.8 million readers, according to the Carter Center. The National Alliance on Mental Illness featured the project on its website, and the Journalism Center on Children and Families and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism cited the series as an example of best practices in mental health reporting.