Hometown: Spring Lake, North Carolina
Roots: Guatemala and Perú
Job Title: Communications Specialist
Focus Areas: Storytelling, Outreach, Mentorship, Policy Reform
Community Leadership: Victory Fund NextGen Network Member, Georgetown Scholars Program Alumna
Katerina Marroquin was born and raised in Spring Lake, North Carolina. She attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. where she majored in Anthropology with a double minor in Public Health and Education, Inquiry, and Justice. Throughout her academic career, Katerina has dedicated herself to activism and empowerment, primarily to promote immigrant rights, LGBTQ+ rights, educational equity, and health equity. On campus, she has held titles such as Director of Communications for Hoyas for Immigrant Rights, Kalmanovitz Initiative for the Labor and Working Poor Fellow, Georgetown Scholars Program Mentor, and an immigrant advocacy caseworker for the Center of Social Justice. Recently, Katerina was granted the Stapleton Fellowship from the Georgetown Anthropology Department, which gave her the opportunity to complete her award-winning research on health autonomy and resilience of Latinx LGBTQ+ young adults in Washington, D.C. After graduation, she worked as a Legislative Intern for Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) through the Victory Institute, a nationwide political leadership program for young LGBTQ+ leaders. Katerina is excited to be joining the LatinxEd team because she understands how crucial their work is in promoting educational equity and access to higher education among the Latinx community in North Carolina. She is thrilled to be working with others who are just as passionate in advocating for the Latinx immigrant community in the South.