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Kate Roscher is an IPE major and Spanish minor from East Greenwich Rhode Island. While at Puget Sound, Kate participated in the Orientation Program and earned a Chism Summer Research grant.  Off campus, Kate was involved with the Advocates for Detained Voices, and served as a Grants and Development Intern for the Children's Museum of Tacoma. In this role, Kate reached out to organizations, foundations, businesses, and individuals in order to procure donations for the annual Right to Play Gala. Using a capabilities approach to development, Kate’s thesis, Neoliberal Development: Capability Deprivation and Barriers for Positive Mental Health, examines the impacts of neoliberal development on mental health, and argues that a heavy emphasis on market solutions can lead to capability-deprivation and poor emotional well-being.