Katherine DelGiudice is a member of the American University’s Class of 2023. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, a BA in Public Relations & Strategic Communication, and a Certificate in Advanced Leadership from AU’s School of Public Affairs Leadership Program. She is currently a second-year student in the program, conducting research on racial inequalities in the criminal justice system. She is also a First-Year TA for the Immigration and Refugee Rights Issue Group, leading six first-year students in a research project about the mental health needs of resettled refugees.
Katherine is from Rhode Island, and developed a passion for politics at a young age. She graduated from La Salle Academy with highest honors in May 2019. In addition to scholarship, Katherine participated in academic teams and artistic activities. Katherine is a member of multiple honor societies, including National Honor Society, Rhode Island Honor Society, and National Italian Honor Society. She worked as a Legislative Page at the Rhode Island State House, and a Summer Intern at her local District Court Clerk’s Office. Throughout her experiences in these jobs, Katherine developed a passion for social justice, equity, and law. She hopes to continue pursuing these interests as a student in Washington D.C., and eventually pursue a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) and Juris Doctor (JD).