Karyn Smitson proudly serves as Orr's leader and wears many hats such as mentor, visionary, planner, organizational continuity officer, communications facilitator, recruiter, stakeholder supporter, financial steward, and opportunity provider. She believes careful listening, solid communication, and making hard work fun are the foundations of this organization that truly inspires its members to long-term success. Before joining Orr, Karyn held many management roles primarily in marketing, market research, public relations, and media. A proud Hoosier, Karyn graduated from Indiana University after growing up in Columbus, IN.
Jen Agnew is honored to play a part in the transformational experience that is Orr Fellowship. Jen is fueled by a passion for community engagement and college graduate empowerment. Her background is in the field of higher education, where she has worked for various colleges and universities. Jen offers experience in curriculum development, leadership programming, training, diversity/social justice/inclusion initiatives, and advising. Originally from Omaha, NE, she earned degrees from the University of Nebraska and Ball State University.
Alyssa Graudins is grateful to work alongside future business leaders and is excited to help Orr Fellowship grow and maintain meaningful relationships with corporate partners. She has spent most of her career in donor-centric roles in nonprofit organizations and higher education. Alyssa has been fortunate to hold positions that focus on building relationships, implementing strategic philanthropy initiatives, and developing engaging marketing & communication plans. She has earned degrees from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and IUPUI’s O'Neill School.