Employee Spotlight – Anna Maier

AnnaMaierName: Anna Maier

Position at UWGB: Dean Assistant, College of Health, Education and Social Welfare

Summary of what you do: Financial management, human resources, and various administrative duties for the Dean’s Office.

How long have you been employed: I started at UW-Green Bay in 2016.

Brief history of employment with UWGB: I started as an Academic Department Associate for Nursing and Health Studies and transferred to the Dean’s Office in 2017.

Three words that describe you: Thoughtful, organized, introvert

Personal interests: Spending time with friends and family, travel, baking, video games.

Random facts/interests: I have a degree in Philosophy which has proven to be quite useful!

Any favorite line from a movie? Madeline Kahn’s “flames on the side of my face…” speech from Clue.

Best vacation you’ve been to? My husband and I went to Hana for our honeymoon. It was absolutely gorgeous.

If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be? Socrates.

If you were an animal what would you be? An opossum.

Least favorite food? Avocado, sorry fellow millennials!

Tell us a little bit about your family. I have a husband and three cats.

What advice would you give to recent new hires? Explore the Arbortetum, it’s beautiful!

What are three career lessons you’ve learned thus far? Keep detailed records, learn to love Excel, and volunteer for projects outside your area.

What do you like most about your job? There’s always a new challenge.

What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years? To embrace change.

What is your favorite sport? It’s a toss-up between pickleball and mini golf.

Hidden talent? Phlebotomy.

What one food do you wish had zero calories? Donuts.

What tv show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love? Dancing With the Stars.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? A bug lollipop.

Where is your home town? Wausau, WI.