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Katie Norman-Miwa ’16

Katie Norman-Miwa ’16 has made community-based work the true North of her career. Inspired by her sociology classes at UD, Norman-Miwa is now a health access services manager at Jewish Vocational Services in Kansas City, Missouri, helping refugees and immigrants navigate the complex U.S. healthcare system after they arrive in our country.

Norman-Miwa credits her days inside St. Joseph Hall for helping her find her purpose. After discovering sociology, and changing her major in her junior year, St. Joseph Hall became her sanctuary for learning. To this day, she feels a sense of peace every time she walks through its doors.

Outside of work, Norman-Miwa learns, leads and serves whatever community she is part of. Currently, she is co-chair of the equitable access subcommittee for the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Welcoming KC initiative. While living in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Norman-Miwa worked with her colleagues at the YMCA of Greater Tulsa to develop a mobile exhibit about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

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