Budget Analyst — National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
When I was looking to re-engage in mentoring, I found that MentorPrize had the knowledge and relationships within the mentoring community that allowed me to explore a variety of options. Leslie at MentorPrize helped me assess where I could be most useful to a mentee and introduced me to several organizations with which I had exploratory conversations. I settled on an organization that I’ve been working with for several months now in which I support a mentee at Montgomery College. I initially thought that my support would be limited to help with school and staying on task, but it’s grown into so much more than that. My mentee looks to me for support that she might not otherwise get, and I am able to provide her with guidance and context that is relevant far beyond the classroom. The experience is rewarding for both of us and I am thankful to MentorPrize for helping me make the connection.