CATHERINE EDMONDS
University of Notre Dame
Undergraduate - BA
FOR BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER:
Catherine Edmonds is a student, leader, and entrepreneur. As a rising senior at the Mendoza College of Business, Edmonds works for Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations and is the CEO of the Mendoza Student Leadership Association (MSLA). As MSLA’s CEO, Edmonds provides her peers with useful tools and events to help prepare them for the real world, ranging from coding classes to personal finance sessions. Following that, Edmonds leaves campus to coach a girl’s high school soccer team. In addition to everything else, Edmonds continues serving her community through TOGETHER for the Long Run, a non-profit she created to celebrate the power of everyone’s abilities. Her non-profit is centered around an annual track event in which disabeled and abled individuals can participate. Surrounding the track are events for all ages, including face painting and a glow walk. Each year, hundreds of individuals participate and thousands of dollars raised for the Special Olympics. Edmonds continues to grow her non-profit through the creation of committees throughout local high schools – enabling high school students to use their strengths to make a big impact in their community.