I knew Katherine Johnson when her Spanish was just at college level. Then I watched as she independently left for Guatemala and came back, able to serve as a bilingual speech pathologist.
I knew Katherine when she did really good therapy. Then I watched her contribute a TON of time and leadership to the Curriculum-Based Therapy Project and helped bring two bilingual therapy books into being.
Then I watched as Katherine combined connections with an outreach group back home WITH her Spanish WITH her leadership abilities WITH her curriculum knowledge and led a team of professionals to redesign how this orphanage in Guatemala serves its children.