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Member Spotlight: Katherine Vandertulip

Tell us about yourself.

I was born and raised in El Paso. I attended Coronado High School and then Savannah College of Art and Design for my undergrad. I have a passion for mascots! I performed as the Coronado T-Bird and SCAD Bee and helped coordinate NMSU’s Pistol Pete for the NMSU Alumni Association and Foundation. Currently, I am a senior writer with the Office of Institutional Advancement at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

What are some of the major milestones in your professional life?

The major milestone of my professional life has been realizing that my true passion is education and helping others try to obtain it. Whether it be through a museum exhibit, empowering passionate teachers, or a new means of funding, access to education and the potential it provides others is what keeps me going in my career.

How does YLS add value to your personal and/or professional life?

YLS has expanded my network in to a rapidly growing group of young leaders in El Paso. It has also provided me with valuable training opportunities that I would not have been privy to, had I not joined the group.

What is your favorite thing to do out of work in El Paso?

I love to workout; Orange Theory, Peloton and yoga. When I’m not sweating in legging, I enjoy needlepointing.

Do you have any skills or talents most people don’t know about? I can do the worm.

What would be your personal motto?

“If you don't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?”- RuPaul Charles


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