Catherine Bruno served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in southern Peru, where she taught English and established a reading club for primary school students at Colegio Fe y Alegria. She also led a girl’s group, meeting weekly with young teens to discuss challenges and facilitate activities to promote independence and empowerment
Catherine also volunteered with Encuentros Servicio Jesuita de la Soldiaridad, supporting Venezuelan migrants in Peru through access to stable housing, job training, education, and legal and health services. After returning to the United States, she worked as the resettlement case manager for the Nationalities Service Center in Philadelphia, providing essential support services to refugees during their first ninety days in the United States. Catherine holds a BS in international studies and French and a concentration in peace and justice from the University of Scranton. She also is certified in trauma-informed case management. As a master of global affairs student, Catherine is the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.