Staff Member Spotlight: Katherine Herbst-Rubio

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Program Coordinator

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Kat is a first-generation American, born in Boston to a Venezuelan mother and an El Salvadorian father. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Political Science, and has worked to help refugees receive legal status in the United States. Kat is passionate about helping, learning new languages, psychology, philosophy, all things natural, arts, human rights, and travel.

What is your favorite travel memory?

One of my favorite memories when traveling is when I bungee jumped off of the world's highest bungee jumping bridge in South Africa. This euphoric and terrifying moment has stuck with me ever since. I have never experienced such an adrenaline rush! I was filled with so much energy that I got my very first tattoo right after! It was quite the eventful day of overcoming my fears.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

I have learned a lot about networking and catering to our participants’ needs. I have also learned how necessary it is for people to pursue their dreams, and I am grateful to be able to help them along the way.

Majority of our applicants are so motivated to help others. Hearing about their passions has truly inspired me.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I would choose to intern in human rights or social work in Buenos Aires. My family is from South America, and living in the same continent would allow me to be just that much closer to my roots.

I would pursue human rights or social work because I am passionate about helping people. Everyone deserves a chance for a bright future, and I would be honored to help make this happen.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

Our refund policy is unique. We refund the $300 deposit if the applicant does not like the offers we have presented them with. I think this creates a stronger relationship between us and our clients as they feel that they are not getting ripped off when applying, and that we are truly trying our best.