In her three years at Western, Cate has become very involved in the community. She has held two positions on her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega’s, Executive board. One being chapter historian and the other being Vice President of Philanthropy, where she raised over $3,500 for domestic violence awareness over two semesters. Cate is also an active member of FOCUS Kalamazoo, a group centered around giving back to the surrounding neighborhoods through volunteer work. Currently, Cate is working on publishing her poetry and short fiction with her creative writing professor. She is hoping to expand her horizons as a University Innovation Fellow, focused on connecting even more with her campus. Cate is hoping to bettering her campus through increased access to resources and collaboration with peers.