I'm Kim Rooney (高小荣), a writer, editor, and – take your pick: singer, runner, barista, bard, other. In April 2019, I received a BA in English Fiction Writing and a BPhil in Communication Rhetoric at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a minor in Chinese.
I'm the writer in residence at City Books, where I'm working on a series of essays and stories on adoption and identity, and a video game writer for Pitt's Laboratory for Child Brain Development. I served as editor in chief of Collision Literary Magazine from December 2016 to April 2019, and I was copy chief of The Pitt News May 2018 to April 2019. For my BPhil, I successfully defended a thesis on racial identity formation in Chinese-American adoptees.
My work has appeared in The Offing, Jellyfish Review, The Pitt News, Forbes & Fifth, The Review Review, Pittsburgh Magazine, and Three Rivers Review.