A poet, activist, and most of all, human. A high school student tired of waiting for change to happen, so she decided to make it happen. A lover of words and their implications. A passionate advocate for human rights.
Caterina Dong is a high school senior living in Miami, Florida. She loves to write poetry and has been published twice in her school's prestigious literary magazine, Elysium, as well as in the Austin International Poetry Festival's Youth Anthology. Furthermore, she has won a National Scholastic Gold Medal for poetry, as well as multiple Regional Scholastic Gold and Silver Keys for her work. Caterina is also committed to anthropology, a class she fell in love with her junior year. She has served on the board of her school's Social Awareness Club, helping to shed light on important social and cultural issues, especially the oppression of minorities. Additionally, she is also a scriptwriter for Holocaust Impact Theatre, a show dedicated to raising awareness about critical social issues. Currently, she is co-editor of Elysium, her school's prestigious literary and arts magazine, which has won a Columbia Gold Crown for its excellence. In the future, Caterina hopes to be a doctor, a medical anthropologist, and a published poet.