Kathryn Montes, Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Kathryn Montes is a senior at Northwestern Oklahoma State University and a leader within the community and campus. Since her arrival at Northwestern, Kathryn has been involved in numerous student organizations and community-based activities, which she has utilized to make a lasting impact on campus and in civic functions. She is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, received academic scholarships, and recognized on the Dean’s List. She reached out to the community youth by teaching running and cheering camps, and regularly volunteers as a teacher’s assistant at McKinley Middle School in Enid, Oklahoma. She is committed to public service as evidenced by her commitment and participation with the Baptist Student Union and a mission trip to Denver, Colorado. Kathryn was selected as Northwestern’s 2012 Civic Education Fellow. This fellowship gave her the opportunity to serve in an internship for State Senator Bryce Marlatt at the Oklahoma State legislature. During her senior year, Kathryn has been analyzing the barriers to equality women face in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math professoriates as part of her capstone experience for her undergraduate degree.