Cait Emma Smith is a Chinese-Romanian American writer, spoken word poet, public speaker, teacher, and hula dancer for Na Mele O Ke Kai. Born a hapa girl in Honolulu, Hawai’i—she’s lived in Dublin, Miami, and New Orleans. Now she hails from sunny San Luis Obispo, California.
She’s the co-founder of three creative writing workshops for youths: Inside Voices (2013) and HerVoice (2015), and Summer of Sisterhood (2017). Her personal work—and art—focuses on gender, race, community, and relationships. She’s volunteered to rebuild homes in post-Katrina Louisiana, assisted in women’s resource centers combating domestic abuse, and counseled mentally and physically disabled children.
Professionally, she’s enjoyed academia and technology. She was an instructor at California Polytechnic State University and 3-season host of the “The Dozuki Workshop Series”. Today, she’s a UX Writer for MINDBODY.
A passionate, clingy lover of the Oxford Comma and Em-Dash—she received her B.A. in English Literature and Women’s Studies from Loyola University New Orleans and her M.A in English from California Polytechnic State University.