Meet Katie Houston, Phi Mu Foundation Intern
Meet Katie Houston, Alpha Iota, who is interning with Phi Mu Foundation this summer. Katie is no stranger to the headquarters staff; this is her third summer working in Peachtree City, assisting Phi Mu Foundation with various projects from database management to fundraising preparations.
Having served as both Treasurer and President of her chapter at Mercer University, Katie knows better than most how the money raised by our collegiate and alumnae members benefits the mission of Phi Mu Foundation. Seeing initiatives like the M3 annual fund campaign and the Rose & White giving program come to life during her time with the Foundation has provided her with a unique perspective on the significance of giving back to our sisterhood.
“One of the most important lessons I’ve learned since interning at Phi Mu Foundation is that as an organization, we are constantly evolving to meet the needs of our members. Having a hand in making a difference in the lives of my sisters through the programs funded by Foundation is incredibly rewarding,” says Katie.
Driven by her will to share the knowledge she’s gained in the past four years, she’ll be taking her ‘show on the road’ this fall as she parlays into her role as a 2015-2016 Chapter Consultant for the Fraternity. For Katie, this is a dream a few years in the making. She knew after her first summer as an intern that she wanted to share her experience with others, and credits Phi Mu mentors Abby Elrod, Jennifer Joyner and Kate Miller with showing her that membership is truly for a lifetime. Katie hopes to mirror the same example for the collegians she’ll be working with in her new role, sharing what she’s learned along the way…including her own personal mantra, ‘the more you give back, the more you get back.’
Look for Katie in a city (and chapter) near you this fall.
Fun Facts about Katie:
- Her twin sister Emily attended University of Georgia (UGA) and is a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. Her mother, also a UGA graduate, is a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority.
- While she always envisioned herself as a leader, she wasn’t sure she could overcome her self-proclaimed shy personality. It wasn’t until Phi Mu UIFI 2013 that she gained the confidence to take the plunge.
- She graduated with a degree in Education and says nothing prepared her better for managing a classroom than her experience as Chapter President.
- Describes her Phi Mu journey in five words: Transformed. Confident. Leadership. Opportunities. Friendship.
Article written by Jessi Horne, Social Media Specialist, Phi Mu Foundation.