October 2014: Kate Arnold
Our October Leading Woman of the Month is Kate Arnold! Kate is a senior double majoring in Neuroscience and Medical Anthropology. From her sophomore to junior year, Kate served as Chief Operating Officer at Omicron, and she has remained actively involved by living in the chapter house each year. In addition to her contributions to Theta, she has served as president of Interaxon Educational Outreach, which teaches creative neuroscience lessons in inner-city schools, and as Chief of Staff of the CET Undergraduate Fellows, which collaborates with university faculty to improve the undergraduate learning environment. She has also been fortunate to enjoy incredible experiences abroad, such as a class on global health at Oxford University and four weeks of rotations in a rural hospital in Tanzania. Kate is a Trustee Scholar and has received various academic distinctions during her time at USC, including Dean's List, Phi Beta Kappa, Order of Omega, and several research grants and fellowships for both her anthropology research on spiritual healing in Brazil and her neuroscience research at Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute. In her free time, she loves teaching (and practicing!) yoga and searching for new Thai restaurants. After graduation she hopes to attend medical school, complete a dual MD/MPH degree program, and help expand access to health care through medical practice and work in health policy.