Catherine (Cat) Rodriguez

Catherine (Cat) Rodriguez

What do you want to learn this year?
I want to learn how to be better at public speaking and how to best advocate for students on mental health.

What’s your favorite genre of music?
R&B Soul

Why are you interested in mental health and wellness?
I like to see change and to see the best in people mentally, physically and emotionally. As a student, I can see and relate with others especially in the young adult age range as we deal with similar societal stressors. I have had many experiences with family, friends, and anxieties. I feel like I may be a bridge to understanding the many stressors that can be going on in people’s lives and the factors that can be affecting them. I think it is important that students and people get the best education possible. I feel like promoting mental health resources for students can be a very necessary step to the welfare of people, especially if the word is passed down to every person that it makes a difference to.

What are your life/career plans after Ohlone College?
I am a Sociology major. I do not have an exact idea, although hopefully go towards a career path where I can help people. I also always wanted to own my own small business when I got older.

Who are your heroes and why?
My heroes are my aunt, my mom, and my brother. They all My sister and my mom are the people I look up to. My sister works really hard, and my mom has done the best to give my sister’s and I the best life under certain circumstances. We have all been through the same things together, but I am always astonished by how resilient they are when times get tough.

What are you most proud of?
I am proud of being certain of who I am, and just being me with no outer influences to change that.

What kind do you like to do in your free time?
Film photography, travel, camp, & climb.

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