About Me

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Hi, I’m Kylie! I’m a writer/traveler/cellist from Medford, Massachusetts. I have a B.A. in English/Creative Writing and Spanish from Emory University. My writing has appeared in The PuritanCleaver Magazine, and Plain ChinaI’m represented by Mary C. Moore of Kimberley Cameron & Associates

I’m passionate about building bridges across cultures through language education. Besides studying far too many languages, I also spend my time teaching English as a Second Language. I worked as an ESL tutor at Emory University and and English instructor for Tibetan monks in the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative, and am currently teaching English to elementary school students in Seoul through EPIK (English Program in Korea) . I hope to continue my career in ESL instruction and creative writing, using language and literature to transcend cultural barriers and catalyze social change.

Most of the fiction I write features Asian American characters. This is because, as an Asian American, I see the importance of changing the narrative surrounding Asian people and who we are told we are “supposed” to be. I hope to help diversify the literature available for young people and adults so we can all understand each other a little bit better.

Me trying to be Japanese, even though my feet are already too big for Asian shoes. I’m 1/4 Chinese, 1/4 Japanese and 1/2 Irish.

A few places I’ve had the privilege of calling home over the years:

Boston, where I grew up,

Mischief outside the MFA

Atlanta, where I studied for 4 years with the best friends I could ever ask for,


Salamanca, Spain, where I studied for a semester in 2016,


Seoul, where I currently live and work.


…With more travels to hopefully come in the future.

This website consists of updates on my writing, travels, and thoughts about anything/everything.

Join my email list for updates on my writing and other fun things in my life.

Email me: kylie.anne.baker@gmail.com

Twitter: @KylieYamashiro

Instagram: kylieleebaker

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