Kathleen Grubb Holder


Kathleen Grubb Holder BA ’23 received a 2023 science writing award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s District VII for her article about a long-term, multidisciplinary study of families of Mexican origin and what helps them thrive. CASE District VII includes schools, colleges, and universities in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Hawai’i. Read the story about the California Families Project at www.ucdavis.edu/curiosity/news/california-families-project.


Kathleen Grubb Holder BA ’80 has “graduated” into retirement after 26-plus years writing for and about the University of California at Davis. Before joining UC Davis, she worked as a reporter for newspapers in Woodburn, Oregon, and Vacaville, California, and for the Associated Press in Sacramento.


Kathleen Holder BA ’80 works in communications for the College of Letters and Science at the University of California at Davis. In addition to editing an annual magazine, she writes about people and research. In her off hours, she stalks backyard birds with her camera, bakes sourdough bread, merrily tumbles down genealogical rabbit holes, and practices aikido. She and Russell Holder BA ’80 have two grown daughters.