Student Profiles: Katie Malone
Katie Malone has been actively involved with the Division of Student Life beginning with her freshman year at UW-Madison. She has held positions with hiring committees and has drafted policies, and she currently represents the university as a Wisconsin Ambassador.
Through these activities, she has become acquainted with faculty members and has challenged herself to try new experiences.
During her time on campus, Katie has strengthened her commitment to one of her passions — educating children. She is pursuing a double major in elementary education and history, with a certificate in leadership. As one of only eighteen people chosen to be a New Student Leader this past summer, she worked with incoming freshmen and transfer students during Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR).
True to her interest in education, Katie truly enjoyed working with new students and contributing to their overall college experience. As she and her fellow SOAR leaders created rituals and soon-to-be traditions, she also discovered a sense of community.
Katie has also been challenged in her coursework. Among the most interesting courses, she says, is Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima: Japan, the U.S. and the Crisis in Asia, which offered information from the Japanese point of view. Learning to think about historical events from multiple perspectives has broadened her critical thinking in any situation — a skill she knows will be invaluable in her future elementary-school classroom.