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Staff Spotlight: Senior Program Coordinator Katelyn Severt

This is part of a monthly series featuring College Possible Leadership Team. Previous staff spotlights include Katie CunninghamSusie OwensBrian McNeillAlisha Limoges, Carly Wacker, and DeVanee Lasley.

KATELYN SEVERT

Position: Senior Program Coordinator

Hometown: Coldwater, Ohio

Alma mater: Ohio State University

Community Involvement: Nebraska Humane Society volunteer, fostering for their “Diamond Dogs” who are dogs who need a little bit more attention or training before entering a home full time. I also dog sit while I’m not fostering.

Interests: DIY projects, fitness, dogs, food, crocheting, public health and education

What do you do?

I supervise the high school coaches at Millard South, Ralston, and Northwest High School.

I get to work every day with six AmeriCorps members who each have their own cohort of juniors or senior students.

I help my team problem solve any type of student challenge that may come when a student is applying for college or prepping for the ACT. I also work closely with school staff and administration at our partner high schools.”

What do you love most about your job?

“Being here three years has allowed me to see the progression of students – from their sophomore year when they join our program to their senior year when they start getting accepted into colleges.

It has been wonderful watching so many students achieve goals they set for themselves when they first joined our program.”

What do you want to learn more about this year?

“The pandemic has hit all students, especially the students we serve, very hard.

I would love to learn more about what I can do outside of College Possible to help support students in overcoming barriers caused by the pandemic, especially when applying to and succeeding in college.”

Why College Possible?

I love working with youth. The next generation of young adults coming up have the ability to change our world for the better and equitable access to education plays a huge factor in that.”

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