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Karen Jeanne Coates, American journalist, educator. Nominee Pushcart prize, 2006; recipient award, William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Council for Wisconsin Writers, Willamette Writers, Quincy Writers Guild, Society Professional Journalists; fellow, Oregon Global Graduates, 1996; Oregon Literary fellow, Oregon Literary Arts, Inc., 2000.


Coates, Karen Jeanne was born on August 7, 1971 in Racine, Wisconsin, United States.


Bachelor in Journalism Anthropology, University Montana, 1993. Master of Science in Journalism, Anthropology, International Studies, University Oregon, 1997.


Freelance writer, Thailand, since 1993. Correspondent Gourmet Magazine, 2005. Editorial assistant, consultant Women of Vietnam Review, Hanoi, 1996.

Copy editor, weekend edition editor The Cambodia Daily, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 1998-1999. Fellow, guest speaker Poynter Institute Media Studies, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1993-1994. Keynote speaker University Idaho Asian Conference, 2001.

Instructor Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, 2000-2001. Classroom editor Indochina Media Memorial Foundation, 2005, 06.