Kailee Pedersen


Sep 2013 - May 2017

B.A. in Classics

Columbia University

GPA: 3.98

Honors: Quarto Nonfiction Award (2014), Philolexian Prize for Prose (2014), Wallace A. Gray Prize in Literature Humanities Nominee (2014)


Work experience
Aug 2013 - Present

Writing Lab Lecturer 

Columbia GED Program (Volunteer)
  • Teach adult students writing skills for the GED (high school equivalency) exam.
  • Deliver weekly lectures on English-language essay writing for 10-15 regular students.
May 2014 - Aug 2014

Sales Associate

Von Maur
  • Marketed women's clothing on commission.
  • Helped align customer desires with a product offering. 
Jun 2013 - Aug 2013


Kinja Sushi Restaurant
  • Managed seating and table arrangements for 50-75 customers.
  • Coordinated to-go orders.
Jun 2011 - May 2013

Lab Assistant

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Worked with professors in agricultural sciences.
  • Conducted research on Arabidopsis plants.


Strange Horizons (2015, forthcoming): "Four Sea Interludes"

Quarto Magazine (2014): "Mythopoetics", "frühlingstraum", "Vixen"


Relevant Coursework

Senior Poetry Workshop - Dorothea Lasky

Advanced Poetry Workshop - Joseph Fasano