Cathy Mazak

Founder and Writing Coach

As a full professor and mom of three, Cathy got the idea for a writing coaching business from her colleagues who wondered how she was publishing so much with a 4/4 load.

With a Ph.D. from Michigan State University (where she worked under Dr. Geneva Smitherman), Cathy landed her dream job at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez and promptly got pregnant. That forced her to figure out how to fit all her academic work into daycare hours, and when she did, she brought in over half a million dollars in external funding, founded a research center, published lots of articles and two edited volumes, and developed graduate courses in bilingualism and raciolinguistics.

Today, Cathy creates writing-centered holistic professional development programs for academics along with her amazing team.

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