Catherine Abajian is pursuing a major in Economics with a specialization in International Development and a minor in Business Administration. She is a member of the Seattle University Women’s Rowing team. Every year her teammates and she are heavily involved in the activities and fundraising of the SU Dance Marathon, which raises money for the Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Catherine will be interning with HIMserve in West Bengal, India. HIMserve is a non-government organization establishing community health care services for underserved Himalayan communities in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Dooars, and Terai. Catherine will help with developing and modifying program monitoring tools and evaluation framework. She will also work with HIMserve staff to increase technical data skills and knowledge in use of evaluation framework (through data compilation, presentation and analysis). From this experience, Catherine hopes to make a positive impact through a simple and compassionate way of living or by working in the economic development field with the mission to alleviate poverty.