Katie Donbavand is a freelance writer who loves baking cookies, watching zombie movies, and winning at Texas Hold ‘em. A Boston import, she recently moved with her handsome husband and adorable adopted Pomeranian to Brooklyn after taking Chicago by storm. In addition to contributing to Shelterrific, she also writes editorials for the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye and practices Mantis style Kung fu.
Katie’s favorite authors include Ira Levin, Chuck Palahniuk, and Frank Miller. She has a weakness for Thai iced tea, Vivienne Westwood, and Lady GaGa dance parties. Her idols include Beatrix Kiddo and RuPaul.