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New Student Advisor and Faculty

Best Wishes to Kate Sedgwick:

I wanted to take a moment and say thank you to Kate Sedgwick.  Kate is moving on to other projects as she transitions from living in Buenos Aires back to the States, and will no longer be working with us at MatadorU. Kate has worked with the Matador team since 2009 and been a Student Advisor at MatadorU for the past year.  I know you will agree that she has been a tremendous asset and source of support for new and continuing students and has played a vital role here at the U.  On behalf of the faculty and students of MatU, thank you Kate, we wish you all the best!


New Student Advisor- Sarah Park:

Long time Matador team member, Sarah Park, will be transitioning into the role of Student Advisor this week.  Sarah has a professional background in public relations, and over the past year she has excelled in her role of Community liaison, helping Matador Community members become more involved by publishing their work on Matador Network. Please join me in welcoming Sarah as our new Student Advisor.
If you have an outstanding issue that you were discussing with Kate Sedgwick or need any help while Sarah is beginning as student adviser, please email


New Writing & Photography Faculty Member- Kate Havercroft:
Also joining the MatadorU team this week is writer and photographer Kate Havercroft.   Kate will be working with both the Writing and Photography programs.  Kate holds a degree in creative writing and leads volunteer trips abroad for Habitat for Humanity. Kate has been working behind the scenes at the U for months helping to develop the new photography program curriculum alongside MatadorU’s Director of Photography Colby Brown. She also operates and travels with The Giving Lens, a humanitarian organization that does photographic outreach around the world. You may also know Kate from her recent work on Matador Network — if you haven’t already, dig into her collection of photography tutorials. Welcome, Kate!


Guest Faculty:
In the next few weeks, you can also expect to see guest faculty members stepping in to provide additional feedback and support to students. We are excited to expand the voices and viewpoints at the U and hope you enjoy working alongside an even more diverse roster of travel media professionals.

Look for announcements and introductions as Guest Faculty members step into your respective programs.

Thanks for taking a moment to read this update and staying connected to the community at the U. Thank you also for being motivated to be a better storyteller and journalist. We have an incredibly talented and passionate student body, and we are very proud to be able to support your journey as a travel writer, photographer, and filmmaker.

All the Best,

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