Judene Pretti is the Director of the Waterloo Centre for the Advancement of Co-operative Education (WatCACE). She is a graduate of the University of Waterloo (BMath ‘97, MMSc ‘09) and Queen's University (BEd ’97), and currently pursuing her PhD part-time in the Management Sciences department at Waterloo. Her leadership of WatCACE involves oversight and contributions towards research projects as well as developing strong partnerships with key stakeholders at Waterloo and in the national and international co-op and work-integrated communities. Those partnerships enable WatCACE to identify priority areas for research and to share research findings. One of her current research projects is an investigation into the supervisor experience in co-op, a project for which WatCACE received a grant from the Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation fund. In addition, Judene is currently involved with the Experiential Education theme group and is involved in designing, conducting, and evaluating a number of first work term pilots.