Katie Morell is a writer, author and editor based in San Francisco. She specializes in business, travel and human interest topics as well as breaking news. 

Her work has appeared in Hemispheres, BBC Travel, Fast Company, Crain's Chicago Business, Global Traveler, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Consumers Digest, Diversity Woman, USA Today, and others. Between 2009-2015, she authored Building an Empire, a column that profiled successful entrepreneurs on American Express OPEN Forum.

Katie regularly works with corporate clients to aid in public relations activities and to produce copy for websites, newsletters and marketing materials. Her first book, Stolen Identity: What Anyone With a Name, Birthdate and Social Security Number Needs to Know Now, was published in June 2014. Read more about her book here

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Fast Company

Learning to Pitch, Post-Prison

We shadow Defy Ventures for a day to see what we can learn from a group of extrepreneurial ex-cons pitching to a panel of VCs. 

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Diversity Woman Magazine 

Deconstructing the Gender Pay Gap

Why aren't women making as much as men in 2015? 

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BBC Travel

A Wild World Off California's Coast

Just beyond San Francisco, the Farallon Islands are a collection of inhospitable rocky peaks where nutrient-rich waters make it a perfect place for whale watching.

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