Katherine Pulido was born in San Francisco to a Japanese-American mother and a Mexican father. Growing up she gravitated towards art and creative writing and received a B.A. in English from UC Berkeley. As a Book Arts and Printmaking MFA candidate at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, she worked with original illustrations, creature development, and book production. She has interned with Peter Kruty Editions in Brooklyn and at the Borowsky Center for Publication Arts in Philadelphia where she learned offset lithography.