We're extremely pleased to announce that Catherine Kuck (most of you know her as Catija) started yesterday on our Community Growth team as a Community Manager. As soon as she's completed a small mountain of paperwork, she's going to be spending the bulk of her time doing ... pretty much exactly what she's been doing for a while now, which is supporting users across the network while working with other moderators.
Catherine found her start in casting after graduating with a film degree, but she quickly found that she didn't care for the long and odd hours that the job required. She first discovered Stack Exchange in 2014 when she wandered into Arqade, then discovered Movies & TV and unwittingly began her journey into her ultimate role (I kill me, I really do) as a strong leader on our network. After she applied, we thought it would be nice if she received a paycheck for what she's currently doing, she didn't disagree.
In her spare time, Catija likes crochet, watching movies, and can pipe a pretty awesome hat with icing. When her toddler let her get stuff done, she worked with a pretty amazing team of moderators on Interpersonal Skills to make one of our most controversial sites a success.
Catija is going to be working with Juan M spending most of her time helping Stack Exchange grow and remain a safe place for people to get answers to their questions, while lending some of her hard-earned expertise in helping folks be civil to our welcome wagon initiatives.
Please join us in congratulating Cat in her new role! Questions about the stuff she's going to be working on, or questions in general? Let us know, she and our CM team will answer 'em! If you don't know how catija is pronounced, now would be a great time to ask.