Katherine Hackett, Saint Michael’s College, VT
Katherine Hackett, a senior at Saint Michael’s College in Vermont, is a community advocate and a community builder. For four years, Katherine worked locally with Best Buddies, an international organization creating integrated opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. While studying abroad in Ecuador, Katherine worked with students with cognitive and physical disabilities. Through direct interaction, and as a fundraiser and advocate, she’s offered education and awareness to the wider community, insisting on respect and dignity for all.