Meet Kate Walker
Kate is a third year student at Trent University in the teacher’s education stream. During Kate’s second and third year she participated as an Orientation Week staff member. This year, she is working on the Lady Eaton Advisory Council and EDUCAT as the third year representative.
Kate chose to pursue a leadership role in the Lady Eaton and Trent community because her Orientation leaders became some of her greatest role models. They had such an impact on her first year and she admired them for all they did. She was inspired by their impact and wanted to take on that role herself. It has given her a stronger connection to her college and community and she has continued to take on these roles throughout her education.
Kate has learned the importance of inclusivity in her community. She learned that it is important to hear everyone’s opinions and ideas in order to achieve success and a sense of belonging and community. She has learned that everyone has what it takes to become their own leader and she feels it is important to recognize what each person can contribute.
In the near future, Kate hopes to graduate and teach abroad but as a long-term career goal, she hopes to become a high school geography teacher where she can further develop her leadership abilities and teach young minds.