Work hard and be kind.
|A homegrown Phoenician, Katelyn graduated with her degree in business sustainability and management from Arizona State University and Barrett, The Honors College at ASU. While at ASU, Katelyn found her chosen family in several communities grounded in social entrepreneurship and change-making, and quickly developed an interest in identifying the connection between her business school education and the community engagement activities she was part of. This intersection – the idea of corporate social responsibility, and how corporate citizens are playing a vital role in the forward development of the communities they operate in – led Katelyn to begin her career in the corporate partnership sector, supporting “hometown hero” organizations like Make-A-Wish America and the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix, Arizona.
Following some more in-depth research into CSR, corporate citizenship, and employee engagement through her honors research study at ASU, Katelyn transplanted her desert-loving soul to the D.C. metro area, an NPO hub where she knew she could deepen her understanding of how for-profit and not-for-profit organizations are working together.
Katelyn is a firm believer in people helping people, and is energized when she’s able to play a role in finding synergies between organizations, groups, or missions and aligning those synergies to create an impact larger than either group could have achieved on its own.
In her down time, you can find Katelyn with her nose in a book (fantasy, contemporary, psychological thriller, and historical fiction are her go-to genres) or searching for the best local cheese grown on Virginia soil to add to her Arizona- and Virginia-shaped charcuterie boards. Katelyn is also on a quest to visit and catalog every one of Virginia’s 300+ vineyards and wineries – she’s ticked almost 50 off her list so far!