Assistant Director

Kagin Commons, 103

Kate Larson (she/her/hers) is a licensed counseling & career services professional with specialties in assisting college students in career exploration, goal setting, and decision making. She works with individual clients to clarify values, goals, and strengths to best plan for their diverse future adventures. Her counseling interests focus on the integration of social justice into counseling, and specifically improving access and opportunities. Across higher education and clinical environments, she values and enjoys collaborating with colleagues to develop innovative offerings to improve student success. She is a member of Minnesota Colleges & Universities Career Services Association, and the National Career Development Association (NCDA). She serves on the NCDA International Student Services workgroup. Ms. Larson is also a licensed professional clinical counselor in Minnesota.

Recent favorite book:
Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay, On Beauty by Zadie Smith, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre, and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems.

Recent favorite podcasts:
538 Elections, On Being, Secret Skin with Open Mike Eagle and Unexplained

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