Kathleen LeesNPR Next Generation Radio: 2022 Mentee
Kathleen Lees is an ESL teacher and freelance writer. She writes for the Webster-Kirkwood Times, St. Louis Sprout & About and other local publications in the St. Louis area. She has previously done work for Scientific American and Columbia Medicine. She loves to tell stories and wants to be back in journalism full time. Kathleen loves playing the piano, spending time with her husband and cat Mimi, and misses traveling internationally.
Brent Jaimes, who has a blood disorder that affects the nervous system, was able to take his wheelchair and walker when he was evacuated by boat during flooding. His story examines issues that individuals with disabilities might encounter in the face of a natural disaster.