Keri Bender

What is your hometown? Austin!
 
Where did you attend college and what was your major? Texas State University, BBA Marketing and Berklee College of Music, Master Certificate Music Business 
 
Where do you work? I work in sales and partnerships, for a website that serves as a marketplace connecting brands and consumers through digital offers. 
 
What is your favorite outdoor activity? Trail Running and Mountain Biking
 
What do you like to do in your free time? I enjoy spending time outdoors, and absolutely love seeing live music.
 
How has an experience with a mentor impacted your life? Having a strong community network, and particularly a mentor, has helped me realize how to leverage my personal strengths and to have the confidence to take risks to pursue my goals.
 
What made you decide to be a mentor? I've learned how outdoor activities (like marathon training) can push you out of your comfort zone, create community, and help you realize big goals- all while helping you grow and become stronger along the way. I'm excited help others discover their own unique potential through Explore Austin.