Katie is an Americorps member serving as the Program Empowerment Director for the DREAM Program at Pine Meadow/Peter Coe/Middlebury College. She recently graduated from the University of Vermont with degrees in Anthropology and Global Studies. Katie volunteered as a mentor for one of the DREAM programs offered at UVM for three fun and enriching years. During her junior year, Katie studied abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico where she studied global health, Spanish, and skills to support cultural competency. She discovered through this experience her love of travel, social justice, and service learning. Throughout her time at UVM, Katie was involved with the UVM Triathlon Club and loved to compete in races. She is also certified as an Open Water Scuba Diver and will travel to warmer waters and explore the big blue sea. DREAM was a big part of Katie's college experience and is excited to continue serving for the program.