Kate Cadigan has a passion for creating safe and welcoming spaces. Her care for others and ability to lead is reflected in her volunteer work. Her resume includes Student Council (ranging from school president to committee member for both Gonzaga High School and MacDonald Drive Junior High), Peace and Justice Committee, Special Olympics/Unified Sports, Student Mental Health Coalition, Alumni Club and Mentorship.
Kate has been a leader from an early age. In 2015 she was honoured with The Feildian of the Year Award, in 2018 received the MacDonald Drive Citizen of the Year Award and most recently she was recognized with Gonzaga’s Viking for Others award. Kate has been recognized with the CARES Award from Violence Prevention Avalon East and was a political science panelist for the Morrison Scholarship Foundation and participated in the Feminsit Forum and Equal Voice Panel: Uplifting Women and Gender Diverse Leaders. For her work in the community, Kate was appointed to the St. John’s Youth Advisory Committee.
In 2019 Kate was granted a ticket to see Barack Obama speak. Obama talked about civic responsibilities – that as a democratic society we have a responsibility as citizens to take care of this privilege. This sparked a desire in Kate to be involved in democracy and to recognize it as a foundation to build safe and caring communities. In 2022, Kate is pursuing her academics and exploring how she can continue to promote civic engagement.