Meet Katherine Kacsur (JD ’20)

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Katherine Kacsur (JD ’20) spent her 1L summer as a summer associate with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in New York City. As an environmental studies major, Kacsur wants to translate scientific findings and progress into meaningful change via the law.

Where do you call home?

Columbia, South Carolina

Where did you study for your undergraduate degree?

University of South Carolina

Why did you decide to attend Wake Forest Law?

I decided to attend Wake Forest Law, because I wanted a small school atmosphere that would still provide me with a plethora of opportunities once I graduated. The smaller class sizes enable me to get personalized help and attention, but I still get to say that I attend a school that is well-known and respected across the country.

Describe the Wake Forest community.

The Wake Forest community is extremely supportive and close-knit. I always feel like I can go to any one of my classmates or professors with any problem that I may have, and that I can get the advice or support I need from them. On the flip side, I love being there for my classmates and helping them succeed.

What are you involved in outside the classroom?

I am involved with the Student Bar Association (SBA), the Environmental Law Society, and the American Inn of Courts. I am also the communications director for the Pro Bono Board and am involved in several pro bono project initiatives, including the Wills Project and the Prison Letters Project.

All of these opportunities provide a pathway for me to get to know my professors and students in other classes. They also enable me to get hands-on experience in working with the law and with people, both of which are important to the legal profession.

What do you do for fun in Winston-Salem when you aren’t studying?

In my spare time, I like to hike, cycle, attend Wake Forest sporting events, and go to breweries.