Written by Noemi Ortiz.

Member Spotlight

Catherine Cromer began her WCA membership as a student at UT Austin.  A member since September 2015, Catherine decided to renew and upgrade to a professional membership once she moved back to Austin from DC.

Catherine has volunteered with WCA’s CommSquad, a volunteer event series that most recently worked with Austin Pets Alive! and has done various research and event planning.  On her own, she occasionally works on communication projects via Catchafire, a skills-based volunteer matching website for nonprofits.

Currently, Catherine volunteers on WCA’s membership committee and enjoys the benefits of WCA’s mentor program. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her WCA mentor, Barbara Springer, who helps keep her priorities in line. Being a part of the mentor program has really helped her take a step back and see how she approaches her career from a different perspective. It has also helped her through difficult situations. Having someone experienced and willing to lend advice has made a big difference in how she handles challenges and navigates her professional life.

She loves how helpful and supportive everyone is of each other and how people want to boost each other up.

Everyone I have met through WCA has been smart, friendly, ambitious and always willing to lend a hand or give advice,” says Catherine. “I find it really inspiring and always have fun when I am at events.”

Like many Austinites Catherine enjoys the plethora of quality Tex-Mex, tacos and margaritas that the city offers. She also enjoys jogging around Lady Bird Lake and Zilker Park as well as attending Austin’s many festivals and Alamo Drafthouse Sing-a-longs.

Considering the volunteer life? Check out our top five reasons to volunteer with WCA. Or contact Allison Williams, our VP of Volunteer Coordination, at volunteers@wcaustin.org.