Katelyn MacCormacKatelyn first became interested in nonprofit work at the age of 16, when she secured her first job as a camp counsellor at a nonprofit summer camp. This position would influence her to choose a career in the sector — and would eventually lead to the MPNL program at Carleton.

Summers have always been Katelyn’s favourite time of the year; from May to August, she’d immerse herself in nature and connect with campers and camp staff, including at-risk youth and children and adults living with medical conditions and special needs.

Katelyn was fortunate to have her skills take her on adventures across Canada to work with Easter Seals and CNIB. Some of the most memorable moments include rafting trips with campers on the Kananaskis River, in Alberta, learning to drive para-transport buses, and of course, becoming an expert air-band choreographer and campfire song leader.

Katelyn is passionate about lifelong learning. After she finished her degree in Cognitive Science, with a specialization in Linguistics, at Carleton, she knew she wanted to continue working in higher education. She’s always been enthusiastic about connecting with youth and community members, and thus, was influenced to pursue recruitment and admissions roles in post-secondary institutions. She’s eager to immerse herself in the MPNL program and is looking forward to learning about how philanthropy influences higher education institutions.

Monday, July 18, 2022 in
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