Katie Quillen, Indiana University

What is your favorite thing about College Mentors for Kids?  “I love the impact it has on both the little buddies and the college students.”

How did College Mentors for Kids prepare you for life after college?  “It has shaped how I look at the world. My little buddy taught me about life outside what I was used to. As far as my career goes, leading the organization with 100 mentors and 25 staff members enabled me to interact with a variety of personalities and gave me significant experience managing a group of people.”

Why do you continue to support College Mentors for Kids?  “The organization gave me such a sense of belonging and purpose while at IU. I want to ensure that other students have that opportunity to be connected to their campus and local community in a similar way.”

Katie volunteered at the IU chapter from 2008-2011, serving as chapter president during the 2010-11 program year. A national account manager at ConvergeOne, Katie continues volunteering for College Mentors, most recently as a member of the alumni committee for the 2017 Twentieth-Anniversary unGALA.