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Katrina Colclasure

Katrina taking in the beautiful scenery in New Zealand

Major:
Biology

Starlight Children's Foundation

Since being formed as an Australian children's charity in 1988, Starlight has brightened the lives of seriously ill and hospitalized children, and their families, throughout Australia. Starlight programs are delivered both in and out of hospital, providing positive distraction to children in their time of need. Starlight relies entirely on the support of the community and the generosity of supporters to exist and therefore runs numerous fundraising events to support their valuable work with sick children.

What aspect of your internship have you enjoyed the most?

I enjoy the setting that I am in. Although a lot of the children that I saw day to day are facing serious illnesses, the atmosphere of the Starlight room is so upbeat, and it is a place that kids can just relax and enjoy themselves. It is amazing and inspiring to see the way that these kids can see the bright side of things.