Catherine Gooding ’19
Albright Fellow 2018

Catherine Gooding
Catherine is a junior from Morgantown, West Virginia, and is studying Anthropology with a focus on the social and political processes relating to space and place.

In the summer of 2017, Catherine was a Fellow with Wellesley’s Lumpkin Summer Institute for Service-Learning and interned at Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath) in Boston. During her internship, Catherine spoke with EMPath’s partner organizations to understand the complex and interconnected factors that contribute to rural poverty and inhibit economic mobility. She also learned about the ways in which different governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations work within rural communities to alleviate poverty. On campus, Catherine is the treasurer of the mental health advocacy organization Active Minds, as well as a Mental Health Educator and a First-Year Mentor. Following graduation, Catherine hopes to pursue a law degree in order to affect policy changes that will relieve poverty in her home state of West Virginia.