Meet the Team
WE Local conferences in North America are not possible without the generous work of internal and external stakeholders. Conferences are created by SWE Headquarters and the WE Local Advisory Board (LAB) with support from the WE Local Host Committee(s) (LHC).
The LAB provides guidance and insight on the strategy and programming of WE Local, and serve as ambassadors for the program. The LHC provides the "voice of the member" as to what's unique and important to the local area.
Meet the WE Local Advisory Board Members
Fun Fact: My name has flown in space! My name was etched into a printed circuit board flown on one of the satellites I helped to build during graduate school.
Fun Fact: I love to roller skate.
Fun Fact: I enjoy traversing the world with my camera with a long-term goal of visiting all 50 states (84% of the way there!).
Fun Fact: I won the Drama and Latin awards in high school.
Fun Fact: I’m a Taiwanese American who is 1/32 Dutch.
Fun Fact: Food is my love language! While being an industrial engineer has me constantly thinking about efficiency, the grocery store is still one place I take my time to find new ingredients, brands, etc. While many of my meals are simple, I love hosting friends around a great meal!
Fun Fact: I’m a certified yoga instructor and my hobby is glass fusing art.
Fun Fact: Western NY is my home, and my home away from home is the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan.
Fun Fact: I detest working out, but I have developed a love for CrossFit, AKA suffering.
Fun Fact: I survived two years without running water or electricity as a Peace Corps volunteer in southern Africa.
Fun Fact: I am the proud Grandma of a 3 year old grandson!
Fun Fact: I’m learning to paint using water colors!
Meet the Local Host Committee Chairs
Fun Fact: I’ve been glacier hiking at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska.
Fun Fact: I have participated in 23 annual SWE conferences (since 1992)!
Fun Fact: I enjoy renovating old houses.
Fun Fact: Megan (pronounced Mee-gan) is a dual citizen of Australia and the USA!
Fun Fact: I was a soccer referee from age 12-22.
SWE Headquarters Support
Fun Fact: I love to follow the Chicago Cubs, listen to music and talk radio shows, attend cultural activities, volunteer, explore the city of Chicago and work jigsaw puzzles.
Fun Fact: The emoji with a smirk best captures me.
Fun Fact: I have had many pets including dogs, cats, horses, ground squirrels, crows, turkeys and a duck named Ping.
Fun Fact: I love aromatherapy and am very interested in alternative healing methods. In my free time, I create various concoctions to improve psychological well-being. If you’re at SWE HQ, you might smell my “focus” blend which consists of peppermint, rosemary, lemon and bergamot essential oils.
Fun Fact Two years ago, I started an NFL Stadium Tour. Nine down, 22 to go!
For more information about WE Local, please review the LHC-301 document.