In the complicated realm of business and public health, Katie Nguyen is ready to ignite change!
As a freshman at UC Berkeley majoring in Business Administration and Public Health, Katie’s academic pursuits reflect her unwavering dedication to making a difference in people’s lives. On her own time, however, Katie can be found on the beach –rain or shine– immersing herself in the calming embrace of the ocean.
With a natural inclination for people skills, Katie’s outgoing personality shines through. She thrives on building deeper connections and embraces the power of genuine human interaction. She draws inspiration from her mother, whose unwavering kindness, generosity, and dedication to her family have left an unforgettable mark on her. It is her mother’s giving spirit that drives Katie to give back to her community and motivates her to pursue opportunities that make a positive impact on others.
Like many, Katie has faced challenges, particularly during her early experiences in programs and internships. Overcoming imposter syndrome and feelings of alienation, she learned the importance of self-acceptance and self-appreciation. Through self-reflection, seeking guidance from others, and embracing her own unique journey, Katie overcame her insecurities and emerged stronger ready to take on any endeavor.
Dreaming of becoming a health administrator, Katie aspires to provide accessible healthcare for all. Her passion for making a difference in the lives of others aligns perfectly with our ‘B’ BOLD(ER) internship program’s mission. This opportunity allows her to gain invaluable professional experience, work with an established organization, and contribute to the betterment of the community. Being selected for this internship holds deep meaning for Katie, affirming her abilities to make a positive impact. It is a testament to her dedication and serves as a platform for her to showcase her love for the community.
During her internship, Katie hopes to dive deep into the inner workings of loaning money and the approval process for housing. She finds finance and direct client interaction particularly intriguing, as they present unique opportunities to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.