Name: Kathy Becker (she/they/her/them)
Position on UWSA Board: President
Term of Office: November 1, 2020 - October 31, 2021
Contact for: Anything to do with UWSA, university relations, or member support
Reason for running: Kathy ran for office because she was encouraged to consider it. After digging a bit deeper and giving it serious thought, she realized that serving our Staff Association would be interesting and rewarding work.
Vision for UWSA: Kathy's vision for the UWSA is to see it grow and thrive. She appreciates that it is unique to Waterloo, and she wants to help make sure it remains a strong and effective voice for UW Staff for many years to come!
Education/Career highlights: Kathy has been on campus full time since 2011, but her time on campus began long before that. In her role with the Faculty of Engineering, Kathy works to make teaching & learning better for both students and teaching members. She has served as coordinator for the Workplace Yoga Program for staff (2017 - 2020); Green Office team member and co-ambassador (2016 - 2020); Staff Excellence Fund committee member (2016 - 2019); volunteer Fire Warden (2013 - 2020); Staff Conference volunteer (2016); and more.
Interests beyond campus: Kathy gardens & keeps bees at her off-grid farm property and operates a small soap company out of her home in Wellesley.
Job title: President
Unit: University of Waterloo Staff Association