Mentor: DJ Maragos
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I was fortunate enough to have been paired up with DJ Maragos as my mentor in the WISE Chicago Chapter's WISE Within program in 2010. From the moment we were introduced, I knew that it was the start of a wonderful relationship. Whether it was a phone call, e-mail, or lunch meeting, she made time for me. Though I know how busy she can be, I never felt like anything but the most important person she would talk to that day. DJ provided so much guidance to me, in the midst of a turning point in my career, and I will be forever grateful for this. Since the WISE Within program came to a close, I have moved thousands of miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. Despite this, DJ and I have continued our relationship, and I hope to learn from her for many more years to come. Thank you, DJ.
— Kathleen Brown, CHI WISE Within Mentee