Kate LozonProgram Director
Kate started working with Step Up at Hope in 2019. As the Step Up program director, Kate works with local, low-income, underrepresented middle school students to provide academic mentoring through a meaningful relationship with a Hope College mentor.
- M.Ed., college student affairs leadership, Grand Valley State University, 2016
- B.A., Spanish, non-profit administration, and Latin American studies, Grand Valley State University, 2012
Prior to Hope, Kate worked in college admissions at Grace Christian University recruiting high school students. Kate also has worked in the counseling office at Grand Valley State University doing career counseling and resume reviews. Additionally, she has interned at Hope College’s Center for Leadership, Grand Rapids Community College’s honors program, and Grand Valley State University’s Honors College. Prior to her work in higher education, Kate participated in AmeriCorps and served two years in a local health center working with uninsured patients.
Why I Love Hope
Kate loves Hope because of its students. She loves seeing their passion for learning and justice and their dedication to growth. At Hope, you have the freedom to stretch the limits of what you believe you are capable of. Every day here provides an opportunity to challenge yourself, to learn something new, to grapple with provocative ideas or to build a new relationship. Hope is also where you can find some of kindest, most encouraging people in the world.
Outside the College
In her free time, Kate enjoys spending time with her kids and husband. She also enjoys reading in a hammock when the weather is nice.