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Senior Story 2022: Capturing Curiosity
Sep 8, 2022

Name: Catherine Schwenk

Hometown: Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Major: Politics

Notable UD Memories/Achievements: Being chosen as the Class of 2022 valedictorian; singing “Red Is the Rose” at the Senior TGIT, arm-in-arm with her class.

Future Plans: Working as a business analyst at Grant Street Group, pursuing her M.A. in politics at UD and getting married next May.

Catherine Schwenk, BA ’22, intended to double major in psychology and philosophy. However, after taking Principles of American Politics in the fall of her freshman year, she knew that politics was what she really was meant to study. “I currently work in a completely different field,” she said. “Yet, I couldn’t do what I do now without my degree. The ability to be curious, to see the gaps in my knowledge and know where to go to fill them, to reason and evaluate well, to have the strength to act morally are skills the UD education has given me. I think UD shapes you into a certain kind of intellectual and moral person, and the challenge after graduation is to keep being that person."

"The ability to be curious, to see the gaps in my knowledge and know where to go to fill them, to reason and evaluate well, to have the strength to act morally are skills the UD education has given me."

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