Spark Mentor Spotlight with Kaitlin Love

Kailin Love is from New Jersey and has lived in DC for 10 years. She works for CARE USA as Sustainability Principal, working to help corporations do more good and build more resilient and sustainable supply chains.

Why did you become a mentor? 

In my line of work, I do a lot for women and girls’ empowerment worldwide. I wanted to be able to contribute closer to home!

How long have you been mentoring with Spark the Journey? 

I’ve been mentoring for about six months.

What activities do you do with your mentee?

We have walked our dogs together and have also started driving lessons.

What has been a highlight of your mentoring experience so far? 

Getting to know my mentee and seeing her succeed!

What is one of your mentee’s dreams? 

To open and/or own a dance studio.

How are you helping them achieve it? 

Discussing how college choices can help support long-term dreams.

How has Spark helped you in your mentoring relationship? 

By providing helpful structure and feedback.

What advice would you give anyone considering mentoring?

Just jump in and do it! It is absolutely a great use of your time.