Brief Biography

Katherine Nichols is the author of Deep Water, a narrative nonfiction book published by Simon & Schuster. As a staff writer and freelancer for over 20 years, she has written hundreds of articles for a variety of publications, including the New York Times Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Harvard Magazine, and the Associated Press. She’s also written, co-produced, and hosted travel and sports features for television. As a business consultant, she integrates storytelling with strategic analysis for capital raises and investor relations, internal and external communications, operations and performance optimization, marketing, and website/social/PR team management for real estate development, private equity, and luxury hospitality businesses. 

Katherine holds an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management, and earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles, where she graduated in three years and was a member of the intercollegiate cross-country and track teams. An athlete since age 7, she has competed in running, swimming, and triathlon events over several decades, and is a five-time qualifier and finisher of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.