Katri — [ˈkætri], or just call her Kay — dapples in geekery, activism, and writing. She is predominantly an information hoarder, a translator, a coffee addict and childfree, but also a culinary genius, an experimental writer, a Cat Bed of Extraordinary Quality™ (no customer reviews available unless you’re a medium; possibly a small will do), a black-belt google-fu practitioner, an endless source of anecdotes, a prolific rambler, and a stationary one-woman stand-up comedy tour.
Katri grew up in a small town where the local woods, her brother’s Legos, and about four fifths of the library’s children’s section were excellent fuel for imagination. She graduated from the University of Helsinki with a Master’s in English Philology, and after taking a break realised she actually missed academia; not enough to go back full-time but enough to continue haunting the university library.
In addition to English and her native Finnish, Katri is fluent in flailing and high-pitched noises. She volunteered as a translator for the Organization for Transformative Works at one point and remains a passionate, enthusiastic fan to this day.
Katri is also an unapologetic feminist. It does not mean that she is a man-hating, testicle-eating lesbian, although she likes to shout, “I am become Harlot, Devourer of Stones,” at unsuspecting frat boys from time to time.