Katie Roos joined the College as graduate program coordinator for Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics last spring. She values building connections with her colleagues and the students she works with on a daily basis. As a key contact for students in the graduate program as well as with units across the University, working with people is important for Roos personally and in her role.
What's something you enjoy about your role?
I enjoy working with other offices on campus such as COGS, OPD, OED and Boynton to engage with students, provide resources, and effectively support students and their well being. I am currently training to become a mental health advocate through Boynton, which will assist me in providing better support to students and the rest of CBS.
What's something unique about your position?
It requires a lot of behind-the-scenes work. I use a variety of University systems, I get to work with people both inside and outside of CBS, and I'm learning how all of it ties to the University as a whole. One bonus of being a graduate program coordinator is that it is part of a larger network on campus, so there are others I can turn to when I need additional support.
What's something you enjoy about working at the University?
I love that there is always something going on, whether it is a social or academic engagement. I think it brings the community together and keeps us engaged in our work.
What do you like to do with your free time?
I enjoy being outside, learning about new cultures through food and traveling.