Katherine Abarca

2019 Helen Papanikolas Scholarship Award Recipient

Master of Social Work & Master of Public Administration

Individuals who have motivated me are my parents who demonstrated and instilled in me resiliency, passion, and compassion. My work colleagues, community, and friends that support my personal and professional goals.

I am passionate about achieveing racial justice and supporting marginalized youth. I have experienced educational inequity and know what it is like to need support and opportunity.