looking for a mentor in the interior design field

I am currently switching careers. I have a BA in business with an emphasis in paralegal studies. I recently began an interior design program in Kansas City, but, I live one hour away from school. I’m interested in finding a mentor and have not been successful using the ASID membership roster because of the distance. I would like to find someone of color only because there are so few of us in the industry but would be happy with anyone qualified and passionate about interior design. Between email and the phone, I don’t think the person would necessarily need to live/work near me. Or am I wrong about this?

In addition to school, I also own a home interior shop near my home. Does anyone have any advice regarding developing a mentor relationship?