Why do you volunteer as a Mentor?

New Sector participants represent the generation that changes the world. Selfishly, I want to have a hand in making that revolution happen. Plus, I think I would have loved having a mentor and am happy to provide that opportunity to others.

Tell us about a great experience with your Mentee.

I can’t think of just one. It is a joy to work with my mentee and spend time with her. We talk about everything and have many intersecting interests . . . other than the fact that she’s a sprinter and I’m a distance runner. We talk and problem-solve around what she’s working on at work, complex interpersonal things at work, family “stuff,” interests outside of work, and New Sector projects. Our time together passes quickly and we both get a great deal out of it.


University of Illinois at Chicago