Kat Stuehrk

Student Info

Graduation Year:
Spring 2014
Mequon, Wisconsin

How did you decide on RCAH?
I wasn't set on a particular major when I was an incoming freshman, but the variety of RCAH classes and the welcoming community feel drew me to RCAH. After just one semester with my peers, and the professors, I was hooked and knew that RCAH was for me. It also compliments my other major, Social Work, incredibly well. 

What are your academic interests?
I am particularly interested in feminist theory, social policy, creative writing, civic engagement techniques, and empowerment-based social work practices. 

What are your favorite aspects of the RCAH experience?
Hands down, my favorite aspect of the RCAH experience is how much RCAH feels like a big family. RCAH is my home-base on campus; it is a community full of supportive, encouraging, and inspiring individuals. 

What are your future plans?
Right after graduation, I plan on treating myself to a bit of international travel before starting my Masters in Social Work. I am in the process of applying to several graduate schools in the Chicago Area. My dream career would be as a social worker in the field of sexual assault and trauma services. 

What are your hobbies and interests within and outside RCAH?
I am a part of the mentoring program, My Brother's Keeper, as well as arts programming for senior residents at Edgewood Village, one of RCAH's community partners. Outside of RCAH, I adore baking, and creative writing. I also spend a lot of my time volunteering as an advocate for survivors of sexual assault through the MSU Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Team. 

Have you ever taken part in Study Abroad/Study Away at MSU? If so, what programs?
I have studied abroad twice. I did a Freshman seminar in New Zealand on sustainability, and a Sociology program on the Greek Isles. They were both invaluable experiences, and I would recommend that everyone study abroad if they are fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to do so.