Katharine Haxall is using her Columbia University-Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, Inc./Ada Mutch/NEF scholarship to pursue a BS/MS degree at Columbia University. Prior to pursuing the role of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Katharine undertook a career in public health, completing a Master of Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has worked previously with the International Rescue Committee and the New York City Department of Health and Hygiene. She hopes to explore the synergy between clinical practice and public health and to lead clinical, programmatic and policy efforts serving disadvantaged children.