Occupation: Director of Engagement, IndyHub
College Majors: Political Science and Organizational Communication and Leadership
Hometown: Loveland, Ohio

Even before Katelyn Sussli had taken a class at Butler University, she was already demonstrating her Caring Pooch style by participating in Ambassadors of Change, a pre-orientation program focused on service to the community and leadership-skill development.

“That allowed me to hit the ground running and learn about how service-driven and care-oriented students are here—and also gain a better understanding of the philanthropic culture in Indianapolis,” she says.

Over the next four years, she served as President of the Butler University Student Foundation; Director of Administration for her sorority, Alpha Phi; Student Director of the Volunteer Center; Coordinator of the Academic Affairs Committee of the Council on Presidential Affairs; and Student Government Association President.

“Butler helped to take what I thought might be an area of interest and solidify that for me,” she said. “I know that I love being out in my community and I love being able to build relationships and learn from others. Butler gave me numerous opportunities to enhance that.”