Monique Van Willingh: Kaitlyn Korogy has a dynamic vision for student voice, youth leadership and mentorship. Her passion for creating sustainable pathways for youth to engage in programming post-graduation is visionary and will be a good fit in support of El Sistema USA’s vision for youth ambassadors. As a program leader, Kaitlyn fosters a culture of care and creativity in her team and actively engages growth opportunities that support pathways of TA leadership. This type of sustainable thinking and planning sets a helpful example in the field and will propel the national work forward around TA support.
Monique van Willingh, Director of Cultural Equity and Belonging, New England Conservatory of Music
I have worked with Kaitlyn Korogy in various capacities; as a community arts education colleague, collaborator in the San Diego Creative Youth Development Network, and as a funder. Kaitlyn’s leadership, deep experience, and knowledge as a music educator has always brought value, insight, and passion to the spaces we have shared. She’s not only a valuable asset to the San Diego Youth Symphony but to the larger arts education community here in San Diego and beyond. I fully support her nomination to the El Sistema Board of Directors.
Matt D’Arrigo, Director of Creative Youth Development, The Clare Rose Foundation