Catherine Cao is currently in her second year at Bowdoin College studying Government and Legal Studies. Raised in Shanghai, China, Catherine has spent most of her time before college serving in student government. Beginning with her first overnight cabin trip in northern Maine, Catherine has discovered a love for fun expeditions. Besides spending all her weekends in the outdoors, Catherine will also be using her spring break to lead a community engagement trip on educational inequity to New York City. This past summer, Catherine interned at an impact investing firm looking at startups that support recovery from substance abuse addiction. In the future, Catherine sees herself in a role where she can support people around her and give back to the communities that encouraged her personal growth.