Class of 2025
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Bio: Cate Howell is a current senior in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, majoring in International History with a minor in Spanish. She is also an Accelerated Masters student, starting her first year with the Center for Latin American Studies. As she finishes up her undergraduate studies, Cate will be writing her senior thesis on the Bluefields region of Nicaragua, concentrating on the historical development of the region post-colonization. Outside the classroom, Cate has worked for the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, the Democratic National Committee, and the Executive Office of the President at the White House. Additionally, she volunteered as an editorial assistant for the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, the premier student-run, peer-reviewed academic journal of the Walsh School of Foreign Service. However, her proudest accomplishment is serving as the Executive Director of the 60th North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN) conference, the largest student-run high school Model UN conference in the world, exposing over 3,300 students to the world of international affairs and diplomacy. As a young woman of Mexican heritage, Cate is proud to continue her studies focusing on such a critical region of the world in global politics.
Concentration: Governance and Leadership
Research Area - Substantive: Historical Development, Post-Colonial States, Irregular Migration, Indigenous History
Research Area - Geographic: U.S.-Mexico border, Northern Triangle and Nicaragua, Andean Region