Making a positive changeOur Story
Katalís was dreamed up while our founder was living in Haiti during high school. Melize hated science, as a child, but when she met with a great teacher for Electricity and Magnetism. When she saw how amazing science could be, she thought that everyone should have access to this field, but bad teaching and worldly circumstances tend to wean potential great minds out of the field.
In August 2018, while attending the funeral of her uncle—who was a humanitarian figure—she thought a good way of combating the loss of his service to the country would be getting this project rolling, and so Katalís was born.
Our name was a product of our Vice-President of Fall 2018, Kelly Burchell-Reyes, thinking of ways that we plan on affecting the children we meet. We are going to Haiti to make a positive change and hopefully, expediting their growth as a young professional. Everyone can make an impact on the world; all you need is an agent to start the reaction towards growth. Thus a catalyst tends to be the missing ingredient. Translated into Kreyól, and you have the word Katalís! We aimed to be a little better than your average catalyst though, as they remain unchanged throughout the reaction, and it is our goal to grow as much as the environment around us.