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Catherine Purnell

ACE in Place: Peru 2021
Duke University
Swimming and Diving (Women's)
Manassas, VA
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ACE provides opportunities to meet other athletes from both Stanford and Duke from a variety of sports, allowing me to understand how other student-athletes are working to achieve their goals, helping me both in my sport and in the classroom. It also provides a gateway into the professional world that I may not otherwise have the opportunity to do because of my position as a student-athlete at Duke.

Catherine’s past experiences with community engagement includes working with her hometown school system to provide meals to low-income students during the summer, volunteer coaching for summer teams, and being the Vice President for National Honor Society in high school. She also is involved with mutual aid and other social justice programs around her hometown and in Durham.