Katherine Pioli

Almost a year after graduating from college, in 2006, Katherine Pioli found use for her English degree while interning for the CATALYST where, like most interns, she cut her teeth on Comings & Goings and other tidbits. Between summers spent fighting wildfires for the U.S. Forest Service, Katherine continued to return to Greta and ask for story assignments. Now, ten years later, Katherine is a full fledged CATALYST family member and the magazine's Assistant Editor.

When Katherine's not planting, weeding or harvesting, teaching middle school-aged children how to hit a baseball and throw a frisbee, or working on her two non-fiction book ideas, she's happily running, skiing or hiking in the mountains.


Articles

Culture, Gender Equality, Memior

Looking Back at Title IX

This 1972 federal legislation granted a world of opportunity for American girls. The thing that mattered most to Nini Rich, her freshman year at Judge Memorial Catholic High School …

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Garden

Bee Positive

Changes in the gardening industry might be good for pollinators. A momentous thing happened this year, the first signs of a victory for the environment likely not seen since the EP …

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Local Harvest

The Ark of Taste

Food connects us—to feelings, memories, seasons Over 100 years ago, the citizens of Charleston, South Carolina noted the beginning of summer with the appearance of street-side vend …

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9th South Maven District

The chic 9th & 9th vibe keeps creeping further west as boutique stores and pricey restaurants continue to open down Harvey Milk Boulevard, inching ever closer to the noise ofSt …

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Westside affordable housing anyone could love

The Giv Group, a Salt Lake-based team of developers and planners, is working on a new affordable housing development they are calling Project Open that will offer along with single …

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Connect, Think

The Conversation Project in Utah

Begin “the conversation” at the kitchen table-not in the intensive care unit When Bostonian Ellen Goodman began making end-of-life care decisions for her mother, she felt unprepare …

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Live

Life After Death

A body is a terrible thing to waste; sign up for organ donation today. We’ve all turned our back for a split second on a child. For parents Alicia and DJ, that split second, one be …

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Community

Caring Connections

Healthcare professionals offer hope and comfort in grief program. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. — Romans 12:15 Twenty years ago, Dr. Beth Cole and She …

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Community

Traces of History

A turn-of-the-century real estate investment becomes a beloved landmark, only to face its original fate. Mary Kimball Johnson was not the first person to own the pioneer-era brown …

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Community, Environmental Politics, Think

Change Agents: Grassroots – People with Initiative

Thanks to Martin van Hemert for this lovey photo of Hi Ute Ranch, one of our easements in Summit County. Today, Bonanza Flat is 1,350 acres of undeveloped mountain on the dividing …

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Community, Connect, Environmental Politics, Think

Change Agents: Bonanza Flat ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Back in 1994, Utah Open Lands, a local non-profit land trust conservation association, was in the process of acquiring and protecting an area of the Wasatch Back called Snake Creek …

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Community Profiles, Politics, Social Justice, Think

Change Agents: Ella Mendoza & Resist IMMIGRANT RIGHTS—ART SPEAKS

Ella Mendoza Ella Mendoza, 27—artist, writer, activist. Born—Lima, Peru, brought to the United States when she was 12. Ella Mendoza’s storytelling, her art and her activism, is oft …

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Dining Out, Environmental Politics, Food & Health, Think

Change Agents: Salt Lake Excess STUDENT INITIATIVE—FOOD JUSTICE

It all started in the college Praxis Lab at the University of Utah, in 2016. Ten students taking one of the University Honor’s College’s special semester intensive courses were ask …

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Environmental Politics, Outdoor, Think

Change Agents: CATALYST & Great Salt Lake ENVIRONMENTAL WITNESS

In 6th grade, my class studied the Great Salt Lake, a body of water that lay only 16 miles from our classroom but which we hardly ever saw and really only thought about on the days …

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Community, Community Profiles, Environmental Politics, Home

Change Agents: Tiny house LOCAL AUTHORITY—HOUSING SOLUTIONS

“I am a minimalist,” says Cynthia Wong, a witty, passionate and tenacious woman who is, to date, the most successful advocate for tiny home living in the state of Utah. “I’ve had d …

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