Linda Huang has been working at UWM for more than 26 years (and a total of over 30 years in the UW System!). Through several reorganizations that involved moving from office to office, she has continued to serve the needs of multicultural students, as well as other students from diverse backgrounds. Her priority has steadfastly been to support students in any way possible so they will successfully graduate from UWM, and pursue careers or graduate studies in their respective academic disciplines.
In addition to working with students and coordinating programs/events, Linda's expertise is in the areas of data collection and analyses, report and grant writing, budget management, and web development. Because she was born outside the U.S. and attended college as a foreign student, Linda also understands the needs of international students. She is bilingual in Mandarin and English.
Linda received a B.S. in Biology from Occidental College and a M.S. in Physiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Although she has not pursued a career in the sciences, her background in biology, physiology, and computer programming helped her with data generation, analyses, and reporting of students and programs throughout the years.
Linda is active in the Asian community as the co-president of OCA-Wisconsin. She is also actively involved with UWM's Asian Faculty and Staff Association (AFSA) since its inception more than 10 years ago. Most recently, the AFSA Steering Committee nominated her for the UWM Academic Staff Outstanding Performance & Service Award. She will be one of the recipients to be honored at the Annual Awards Ceremony on October 20, 2015.