Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Katherine Clifton graduated from Princeton in 2015 where she focused on the social and political importance of literature and theatre. During a gap year before college through the Bridge Year Program, she taught English to Romani students in Serbia. Some of her favorite activities at Princeton included mentoring underclassmen as an RCA, organizing Winter-Session as a USG U-Councilor, giving tours to visiting students, brainstorming with peers as a Writing Center Fellow, cooking at 2d, and dancing with the Bhangra team.
After graduating, she returned to Serbia to explore hostilities between the Roma and Serbs and support refugee aid efforts funded by the Dale Fellowship. She then pursued Masters degrees at the University of Oxford in Refugee and Forced Migration and Public Policy as a Rhodes Scholar. At Oxford she tutored refugee youth, participated in BADA's summer theatre intensive, and gave tours of the university to international students.
She is delighted to be back at Princeton coordinating the Religion and Resettlement Project, and involved in the community as an ESL tutor at Princeton High School, a mentor in LALDEF's FUTURO program, a member of the Human Values Forum, a Wilson College fellow, and an academic fellow for the men's squash team.