about Katie

Katie M. Zeigler is a writer and professor of English at Diablo Valley College.  She holds a BA and MA in English from Stanford University and completed post-graduate coursework in British Literature at Oxford University. She has worked with a wide variety of students, guiding and supporting them throughout the college essay writing process. As a writing professor and as a published writer of fiction and non-fiction, she brings a solid background in craft and creativity to her students. Zeigler believes that all students have spectacular life stories to tell, and it is her role to work with students to locate those stories and tell them to the best of their abilities.

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I cannot recommend Katie enough! What a gift she was to me in helping my son navigate the college essay application experience. Through exercises and conversation she helped my son select experiences best suited for his essays.  She then thoughtfully supported and encouraged him through the writing and then editing of his pieces. It was such a positive experience for him in what otherwise could have been a stressful situation for both him and me.  Thank you Katie!


                     Walnut Creek, CA