Pitzer Graduate Focuses on Community Health with Coro Fellowship

Katherine Sutherland '15
Katherine Sutherland ’15

Claremont, Calif. (July 20, 2015)—Pitzer College alumna Katherine Sutherland ’15 has been awarded a Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs to St. Louis, MO. Coro fellowships train highly qualified recent college graduates to be versatile leaders who can forge connections and lead across the non-profit, business and government sectors in urban environments.

An anthropology major and biology minor, Sutherland studied medicine and health through an anthropological lens at Pitzer. Sutherland plans to learn more about health-related issues when she begins her Coro Fellowship in September.

“I hope to have the opportunity to understand the different organizations affecting the health of communities in St. Louis and the types of care available to them,” Sutherland said.

Including Sutherland, three Pitzer graduates were selected for the prestigious fellowship this year. Coro Fellows are chosen nationally each year following a rigorous application process that includes a day-long interview. During the nine-month Coro program, fellows are rotated through the major political and economic institutions of an urban area in the US.

Coro was founded in 1942 by W. Donald Fletcher, an attorney, and Van Duyn Dodge, an investment counselor, to train young veterans in the leadership skills necessary to assure that the US democratic system could more effectively meet the needs of its citizens. Former Coro Fellows include Pitzer Board Chair Robin Kramer ’75 and US Senator Dianne Feinstein.

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