Catherine Zaw

Catherine Zaw is an undergraduate majoring in biology and linguistics at Stanford University. She currently works as a news editor for The Stanford Daily and as a research assistant at the Stanford School of Medicine while enjoying her other passions of creative writing, swimming, and eating broccoli. She plans to publish a novel, walk the entire Great Wall of China, own a food truck, and eventually become a doctor.

Articles by Catherine Zaw

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The New Twilight? What Inspired YA Novelist Lydia Kang’s Control

January 13 • by Catherine Zaw

“Somewhat small, but yet deceptively strong. Sort of like an ant,” describes author Lydia Kang about herself in her Goodreads profile. A part-time doctor, Lydia Kang can now also add young adult fiction writer to her already impressive resume. Her book, Control, debuted late last December. It is a science-fiction novel about a young woman…


Perspective: Shoes in the Dorm? No Thanks!

May 22 • by Catherine Zaw

Growing up in a traditionally Asian home, it’s almost second nature for me to kick off my shoes the moment I reach the carpet in my dorm room. In fact, living in eternally sunny California, I’ve resorted to tossing off my flip flops whenever I get the chance—in class, at work, at my friends’ dorms—and…