Randi Hacker

Events specialist
Primary office:
Stauffer-Flint Hall
Room 316
University of Kansas
1435 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045

Randi Hacker has been a writer since the 20th Century. Her young adult novel, Life as I Knew It, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2006, named one of the Books for the Teen Age 2007 by the New York Public Library and listed as a resource for grieving teens by the Mourning Star Foundation in California. Her essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Punch and Spy magazines. She is currently a regular contributor of political satire to the HuffPost, the Chief Executive Editor of Editing as a Second Language (editingesl.com) and the founder of KOTUS (Kids of the United States https://www.kotuspostcardpower.com), a postcard-writing initiative that empowers kids to act on behalf of their future. From 2003 to 2017, she was Education Outreach Coordinator for the KU Center for East Asian Studies during which time she created Postcards from Asia (now Postcards from Abroad) which can be heard on KPR on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 


MA-TESL (with high distinction), St. Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont, 2001

BA, English (magna cum laude), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1973