Dear Vixen is an online advice column centered around me (Catherine Gacad), my life in San Francisco, and my world-wide escapades.
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I have a BA in English from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) and an MBA from the University of Chicago. I’ve written for Chicago Business newspaper, KQED, SOMA magazine, and the3six5.
In graduate school, my mentor wrote a tongue-in-cheek article on the incoming class and gave me the title Vixen. The nickname stuck. At the end of the year, I was selected to be the newspaper advice columnist and aptly named my column Ask Vixen. After graduating with MBA in tow, I embarked on a corporate career, but received emails from friends and former classmates who said they missed my column. Hence in 2005, a blog was born!
I’ve actually been a writer at heart ever since I was a kid. If I had my life to do over again, I probably would have focused on a writing career. So here I am now, telling my life story to anyone who’ll listen.
The best thing about writing a blog is the feedback, knowing that some of my experiences are resonating with readers. I appreciate any and all comments because that means people are reading and thinking; and we are interacting together. Feel free to comment or email. I always respond.
Welcome! I look forward to our online relationship and collaboration.