Welcome to the CAS Staff Spotlight, a column featuring members of the CAS staff. For this spotlight, we are proud to introduce you to Katrina Evans, Professional Education and Research Coordinator.
- What do you do at the CAS?
I provide support for a variety of professional education programs designed to inform and educate CAS members and other interested parties. Also, I spend part of my work duties helping with promoting research activities for the organization.
- What do you enjoy most about your job?
Working with member volunteers who are passionate about their profession.
- Where’s your hometown?
I grew up in a region called the Inland Empire in California.
- Where’d you go to college and what’s your degree?
I went to California State University, Northridge, for my undergraduate degree and University of Las Vegas, Nevada (UNLV), for my graduate degree. Both degrees are in sociology.
- What was your first job out of college?
After I graduated with my B.A., I worked as a teaching and research assistant at UNLV.
- Describe yourself in three words.
Introverted. Creative. Quirky.
- What’s your favorite weekend activity?
Driving to nowhere in particular while listening to music.
- Where’s your favorite travel destination?
Las Vegas! It’s the reason why I applied for graduate school there.
- Name one interesting or fun fact about you.
I participated in a NASA research study with my identical twin sister. It was a bed rest study where we had to spend 30 days in tilted beds in a head-down position to simulate the weightlessness astronauts experience in space travel. We had to eat, exercise and even shower in this position. However, only one twin could exercise, and the other twin was the control subject. I was the one chosen to exercise.