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Driven Doer: Katie Yocum Musisi

03.01.18 | Announcements

Welcome to our Driven Doer series! Every month, we highlight the passionate, motivated people who help Delta work toward its vision of achieving a Midwest region in which all communities and landscapes thrive.

Meet Katie Yocum Musisi, past Communications & Development Director at Delta Institute, who moves to Peoria, Illinois this spring to be closer to family.

What do you do?

I self-identify as a Professional Enthusiast. From April 2013 to now (Feb 2018), I have led Delta’s communications and development efforts, bringing my professional enthusiasm to Delta’s worthy mission of tackling complex environmental challenges in Chicago and across the Midwest. Most importantly, I’m a wife and mom.

What drives you and inspires you to get up in the morning?

Generally, I’m driven by the desire to use my life and skills to make this world better, and specifically, I am fueled by my daughter’s laughter and at least 3 cups of coffee per day.

How are you currently involved with Delta; what’s exciting about the project?

For nearly 5 years, I’ve worked to elevate and amplify the awesome work of Delta Institute. Every day at Delta is exciting, but what I’m most excited and hopeful about is that — in the context of our hyper-politicized environment and with the absence of federal leadership on issues impacting the health of our environment and communities — Delta is playing the role of enthusiastic collaborator and solution-provider on the ground in Midwest communities. A lot of meaningful progress can be achieved at the local level, and Delta is well-positioned to help bring about that change. I like to think of Delta as the “active ingredient” — alone, we can’t achieve much, but together with all the other key ingredients we can achieve transformational change.

Describe Delta in 4 words or less:

Visionary, Dynamic, Collaborative, Fun

What’s your favorite place in the Great Lakes region?

For its accessibility and dog-friendliness, I love Grand Mere State Park in Michigan.