Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning


Cate Walters

Cate Walters
Global and International Studies

While studying abroad in Vietnam, I completed a service learning course through teaching English at a nonprofit called DRD, which provided resources for disabled Vietnamese and by volunteering at My Thom, an orphanage for children who tested positive for HIV. These experiences helped me to broaden my global perspectives, recognize my own privilege, and realize that I was incredibly passionate about global health and women's and children's rights. My experiences in Vietnam led me to search for an internship relevant to my passions in Chicago. This led to an internship with the US Fund for UNICEF, where I was able to learn more about the nonprofit world and discover how I could integrate my passions into a career.