Our Team

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Katie Cordingley

Director of Career Development and Community Partnerships, Davidson Honors College

Katie Cordingley is the Director of Career Development and Community Partnerships in the Davidson Honors College. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, she works directly with students, employers, and other university partners to help honors students develop and accomplish holistic career and postgraduate educational goals. Katie comes to the University of Montana after working in government relations and consulting for colleges and universities in Washington, DC. Prior to that role, Katie worked for Senators Jon Tester and John E. Walsh in Washington, DC, as well as former Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau, in Helena. Katie grew up in Helena and is excited to be back in Montana. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in Journalism and Political Communications. She holds a master’s degree from Harvard University in Education Policy and Management.

Noah  Hill

Co-Founder

Ellie DeReu

Past Outreach Coordinator

 

John Engen

Mayor of Missoula

The Mayor is responsible for the oversight of departments and the execution of policies. 
The Mayor's office assures all City services are delivered to the citizens of Missoula in an effective, efficient, and equitable manner and in compliance with City Council policy. In order to achieve this purpose, the Mayor's office oversees long-range planning and improvement of departmental management and service delivery.
Further, the Mayor's office serves as a catalyst for developing community-wide goals and mobilizing the resources to attain them. The Mayor's office is the primary outreach arm of the City government to other cities and other government entities. We are grateful for his partnership and support of our program.

Reid Hensen

Co-Founder

Reid graduated in the fall of 2017, studying psychology, minoring in business, and working to understand how people interact with their environments and what psychological impacts that may have. The QUEST program came as an idea to apply research methods that students are learning to real world scenarios in the places that they live. He is thrilled at the opportunity to start start such a program. An avid backcountry skier and mountain biker, Reid loves the academic, but only when paired with getting outside and exploring. Reid now lives and works in Sun River, ID.