Hello! I'm Katherine Nasol and I'm a sophomore majoring in International Relations. I was born and raised in San Jose, CA, (wut wut NorCal) and I am an avid fan of the word "hella". I'm an activist at heart, and my passion in fighting for international women and girl empowerment stemmed from growing up around the many strong women in my family and my experiences in attending a wonderful (and loud) all-girls high school. For the past five years, I have worked with non profits and government agencies such as; Girls For A Change and the anti-trafficking NGO, the Visayan Forum, in Manila, Philippines; in order to develop opportunities for at risk girls and women to obtain basic resources, rehabilitation services, and support. At Stanford, I've been involved in leading and incorporating a student run women’s shelter in Palo Alto, where I've been able to develop health programs for unhoused women; and I'm also the social justice chair for the Catholic Community at Stanford. During my free time, I LOVE to: sing with the fabulous a cappella group Everyday People, dance/be Beyonce, run, drink tea, journal, and eat bread. I am SO thrilled to be leading this trip and I'm looking forward to meeting all of you!