GU Impacts Fellow

Kate Christy

Graduation Year: 2023

School: Walsh School of Foreign Service
B.S. in Foreign Service, International Politics

GU Impacts Partnership: Center for Civic Innovation


Why are you interested in GU Impacts? I became interested in GU Impacts as I began to realize the importance of community building upon arriving at Georgetown. Our community is our safety net, and it gives us support for when life throws us its most challenging obstacles. Having the opportunity to work to ensure every student, nonetheless individual, has the same opportunity to rely on their community as I have been able to rely on mine is what I believe is at the heart of social impact work, and is what gives me the upmost pleasure to embark on this fellowship for the upcoming months.

What issues are you most passionate about working on to create social impact? I am really passionate about both education reform as well as investing in social entrepreneurship. Noticing the growing inequality that is continuously rising across the country, I believe that an unequal access to education has even further propelled these inequalities, and that social entrepreneurship may potentially be the best way to go about reforming the education system. I am beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to work for the Center for Civic Innovation this summer where I will have the ability to make an impact on the issues I have most passionate about working on.

Who inspires you and why? Being nine years older than my younger sister, I have had the pleasure of watching her grow up. Her curiosity in the world, as well as her willingness and desire to help others, inspires me every day and actively makes me want to be a better person, and even more so, a better older sister. The person she is becoming makes me incredibly proud, and although I may be her older sister, she continuously persists in being my biggest role model.

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