Kimberly Latta earned an M.A. in Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley in 1986 and a Ph.D. in English at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, in 1998. She also studied German literature and philosophy at the University of Tübingen and taught English literature and writing to German high school students on a Fulbright Scholarship in Hamburg. Fluent in German and functional in French and Spanish, she has has more than 15 years of experience teaching English literature, cultural and women’s studies at Vassar College, Saint Louis University, and the University of Pittsburgh. She specialized in early modern and early Enlightenment literature, especially poetry and the novel. After training with Joanne Vandenhengel at 3rd Street Yoga and Bliss Bliss Bliss, she became a certified yoga teacher in 2013.
She is currently training to become a psychotherapist in the Social Work program at the University of Pittsburgh and studying Buddhism at the Shambhala Meditation Center in PIttsburgh.