CASNR Change Maker Spotlight: Kaitlyn Lee

Kaitlyn Lee
Meet CASNR Change Maker scholarship recipient, Kaitlyn Lee, a freshman forensic science and entomology double major from Mansfield, Texas. She is working to create a blood drive at the university, called Big Red Pint Day, where students and faculty can donate a pint of blood, which will help the hospitals in Lincoln with their blood supply.
February 22, 2021

Major: Forensic Science and Entomology

Year in School: Freshman

Hometown: Mansfield, Texas

Please describe your big idea in a few sentences.

My big idea that I have been chosen to work on is a blood drive at the university, called Big Red Pint Day. It’s a day where students and faculty can donate a pint of blood, which will help the hospitals in Lincoln with their blood supply.

What impact do you want to have on the world?

I want to show people that one small idea can turn into a life-changing action. I can show others that one choice can save many people’s lives.

How has the Change Maker scholarship and CASNR community helped you discover your passion and grow your skills?

This scholarship has helped me discover that I want to help people when they need it most, which is why I decided the big idea. My skills have grown by communicating with my mentor and CASNR to help me to be able to work on the big idea.

How has your mentor/mentors shaped your experience thus far?

My mentor has made this experience amazing. Not only did I gain someone that will have the ability to help me, but I gained someone I can talk to when I need help. It comes in handy because I am far away from home!

What advice would you have for someone who is not sure if they should apply/if their idea is big enough?

I would say that one idea could have a greater impact on people than you think. We are the future and there are many ways that we can help one another.