Welcome to the CAS Staff Spotlight, a column featuring members of the CAS staff. For this spotlight, we are proud to introduce you to Nora Potter.
- What do you do at the CAS?
I manage nearly all of the CAS’s virtual events, such as webinars, livestreaming, virtual workshops/seminars, as well as UCAS, where all our on-demand education is housed. I also work on many of our international professional education opportunities overseas.
- What do you enjoy most about your job?
I really enjoy trying out new technologies and delivery systems that will better serve our members’ needs.
- What’s your hometown?
Ha ha! Kind of everywhere. Specifically, I was born in Bangkok, but I’ve traveled all over due to my father’s occupation as foreign service officer.
- Where’d you go to college and what’s your degree?
I went to the College of William and Mary and majored in international relations.
- What was your first job out of college?
I worked as an education coordinator at the Society of Research Administrators International.
- Describe yourself in three words.
Creative. Planner. Traveler.
- What’s your favorite weekend activity?
I always enjoy going out and seeing new exhibitions in town or going out to a cidery with friends.
- What’s your favorite travel destination?
Anywhere new. As for places I’ve been, it’s hard to say; I have a lot of favorite places. In the USA, I would say New Orleans for the food and the music.
- Name one interesting or fun fact about you.
I once had a close encounter (on purpose) with a full-grown tiger. Since I was born in the year of the tiger, it was very special to me. Its tail accidentally thwacked my side and it hurt because it was so powerful! Good thing it was tame!