Katherine Dibbon

Political Science and Chemistry, Memorial University to UW, 2022-2023 Killam Fellow
Katherine Dibbon stands in a chemistry lab, wearing a white lab coat.


My name is Katherine Dibbon, and I am a fourth-year Memorial University of Newfoundland student from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada pursuing a B.A. in Political Science and B.Sc. Chemistry (biological). My hometown is the most eastern point in North America, so I am excited to explore the west coast of the continent as a Killam Fellow at the University of Washington. My interests range from scientific research to politics and international relations. I look forward to exploring the wide variety of courses and programs at UW and creating new experiences with new west coast friends.

Within my local and school community I volunteer as a peer mentor for incoming students, memorial ambassador, student liaison at the Student Experience Office, and vice president on the Chemistry Society. I am co-chair of Newfoundland’s Premier’s Youth Council, and research chair of World Vision Canada’s National Youth Council.

I love hiking, swimming, learning, and ice cream and cannot wait to make memories in Seattle next winter.

The Killam Fellowship Program allows undergraduate students from Canada and the United States to participate in a program of binational residential exchange. This program, administered by Fulbright Canada, is supported by an endowment from the American Killam Trusts, Global Affairs Canada, and the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada). It is an integral part of the Foundation’s multidimensional strategy to foster mutual understanding between Canada and the United States of America. The Canadian Studies Center is a partner institution with the Killam Foundation enabling up to two full academic year fellowships annually for UW students.