Katherine is pictured at the Public Policy and Leadership Conference at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Katherine is pictured at the Public Policy and Leadership Conference at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government

katherine almendarez

University: Florida International University
Major: Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Concentration in Education
Languages: Spanish, American Sign Language, Portugese
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Biography: I am Katherine Almendarez, a recent graduate from School for Advanced Studies (SAS), a top high school in the United States. At SAS, I experienced a demanding curriculum of full-time dual enrollment classes at Miami Dade College. I graduated with my Associates Degree, focused in Political Science, before graduating high school. Thankfully, those credits transferred to Florida International University where I am majoring in Latin American and Caribbean Studies with a Concentration in Education.

As an asylee from Honduras, I aspire to study International Human Rights Law and serve as a liaison between Latin America and the United States. I intern at an immigration non-profit law firm, advocate for immigrants’ rights at local and national television, and lead the Key to Knowledge (KTK) non-profit organization. At KTK, my team and I improved the educational opportunities for over 450 students in Honduras, Venezuela, and Cuba by shipping school supplies.