UpTurnships builds strong bridges between gainful, growth-minded employers in the Twin Cities and dynamic, diverse local talent who are motivated, ambitious and ready to be part of a new, more inclusive Minnesota workforce. UpTurnships is staffed by a driven group of change makers and supported by a team of dedicated volunteers which together are committed to creating a stronger, more sustainable workforce for our community. We strive to build bridges between high profile, high impact businesses and motivated, skilled, knowledgeable, yet under-resourced college students who are from demographics often underrepresented in their industries. Katja is the Program Director at UpTurnships and is passionate about working with college students on their path to college and career success. She has a history of building and designing programs driven by outcomes, youth voices, and research.