Kat and Jeremy met at the University of Puget Sound and have been living together in the Seattle area since graduating. Together, they are inspired by the work of SVP and are very excited to get involved and be part of the community. Outside of work, Kat and Jeremy enjoy hiking and camping around Washington, playing tennis, and traveling.
Jeremy is a second-generation member of SVP, having been raised in Minnesota by Minneapolis SVP Members Steve and Jane VanTassel. He participated in the SVP teens program there in high school, and found a real appreciation for the organization’s impact on investee organizations, even at a smaller scale. He graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2013 with a BA in Comparative Politics and a Minor in Chinese. Since graduating, Jeremy has been involved in B2B IT sales, cloud software distribution, and most recently a move into technical recruiting.
Kat is originally from San Francisco, and graduated from UPS in 2014, where she earned a BA in Anthropology and Sociology and minored in Spanish. She now works as a Technical Recruiter for a technical consulting company in Bellevue. With 8 years of experience working in K-12 settings tutoring, teaching, and mentoring students, she is passionate about education and youth development and is eager to find smart ways to get involved in the Seattle area.