About Catherine

Catherine Ryan Gregory is, at heart, an explorer. In her writing, she uses this curiosity about the world to delve deeply into topics ranging from psychology to green lifestyles, personal health to the environment and parenting to human rights.

Catherine Ryan Gregory writer

She writes for Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Real Simple, Parents, Women’s Health, Travel Portland and Scary Mommy, among other publications.

Catherine also embraces adventure in life outside her career. She attended school in five countries, rescued a sloth from a pack of unruly schoolkids in Costa Rica, stayed a week with accused witches in Northern Ghana, ate her way across Singapore and got lost in a Thai jungle (but found her way out, thank goodness).

Catherine won a grant from the Overseas Press Club Foundation, Outstanding Journalism Project from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication and the Women Writers Fellowship from Literary Arts. Oregon Literary Fellowship judge Michael Pearson says this about Catherine Ryan Gregory’s writing: “With discretion, intelligence, and precision, [Ryan] Gregory does what this sort of nonfiction should—simultaneously show and tell. In an unadorned prose and with subtle skill, she braids history, personal stories, sociology, and current events into a narrative that is at once timely and timeless.”

Catherine graduated with a master’s in literary nonfiction from the University of Oregon. She blogs about parenting here. Drop her a line here:



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