Christine Rho


Golden Women Main Scholarship Winner

Pursuing Masters Degree in Counseling

California State University, Los Angeles

Why continuing an education is so important to her:

To work towards a fulfilling career and have financial stability.

Christine proudly supports:

Korean Youth + Community Center (KYCC)

Tutored middle school and high school students as part of Advancing Youth through

Community Empowerment program

Participated in Enrichment & Academic Development(LEAD) supporting academic pathways of at-risk youth.

Christine, what does the term “Golden Women” mean to you?

To me, the term, "Golden Women" are those women who have overcome adversity to achieve personal, academic, and/or career success. It is someone who, through passion and education, has become empowered through self-advocacy and in return, have worked to give back to the community to support those in need to do the same.

Christine, describe something that is plaguing young women today and explain what can be done to turn it around? What can you do to help?

There is a lack of engagement at the local level with at-risk women in the communities and educational, health, preventative, and counseling related services available to them. This lack of dialogue and engagement is especially seen in low-income areas with a high minority population where such resources are particularly important and/or relevant for them. Though there is a reduction in numbers of teen pregnancy, there still isn't enough education and supports in place for preventative measures to ensure young women continue their education for better incomes and social equality.