YLNI Chair Spotlight - Courtney Sullivan

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Social events are an important part of YLNI's programming aimed at emerging area leaders. Our organization is made up of a dedicated team of emerging leaders and volunteers. Meet Courtney Sullivan, who is currently serving as chair of the Social Events Committee.

What is your background?

I moved around a lot growing up and don't necessarily have a "hometown." I spent the majority of my upbringing on the east coast, near Philadelphia, PA.  I moved to Fort Wayne two years ago and currently work at Purdue University Fort Wayne as a career counselor.  I have a bachelor's degree in business management and a master's degree in student affairs administration in higher education. I worked in sales prior to switching to working in higher education and have not looked back! 

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Please describe your committee's programming.
The Social Events Committee plans Social Meet Ups and the Signature Event. Social Meet Ups were created as a way for current and prospective members to get to know each other and the area in a casual, small group setting.  The Signature Event is planned to be a large annual event in the community for YLNI members.  

How did you first get involved with YLNI?

I first heard about YLNI from my boss at Purdue University Fort Wayne.  She knew that I had just moved to the area and was looking to make friends and suggested I get involved with YLNI right away.  I first attended a Hot Spot and then looked into joining a committee to become more involved. 

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What inspired you to get into the work that you’re doing?

I love meeting new people and helping them when I can! I get to do that on a daily basis in my current role.   Where and when do your best ideas come to you? My best ideas come to me when I am spending significant time alone in my own thoughts.  For example, in a long car ride or solitude hike/run.  

Connect with Courtney on LinkedIn: 

www.linkedin.com/in/courtneyrsullivan

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