Conrad Grebel University College
140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G6
Katie Gingerich, Founder and Executive Director of The Ripple Effect Education (TREE), shared a heartfelt reflection describing the key moments in her life where she stopped asking, “Who, me?” and began asking “Why not me?” Katie’s reflection was included as part of a month-long feature by Ashoka U focusing on inspiring stories of social innovators overcoming barriers. Katie’s story, among the others featured, serve as “powerful reminders of the purposes a guiding question can serve for changemaker education.”
Ashoka U, a network of over 500 universities and colleges across the world, is dedicated to advocating for social innovation and changemaking in higher education. Driven by the desire to see a new generation rise up to the challenges facing our society, Ashoka U works with colleges and universities to implement changemaker education, championing those who have risen up in their communities. Ashoka U was launched by Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs, which focuses on accelerating the “Everyone a Changemaker” world.
To learn more about Ashoka U and read Katie’s story, visit Student Changemaker Stories.