Please join us in welcoming Kate Wasson to the WCC team!
Katie joined WCC at its Boyd’s Healing Quarters in July as Puppy Program Outreach Coordinator, a new position created to help with volunteer recruitment for the WCC Puppy Parent program, a crucial program for the growth and development of service dogs in training.
Although still settling into her new role, she can hardly contain her excitement over how things are going.
“This is the best job ever!” said Kate. “I couldn’t have dreamed a better job, this is awesome. I love being here and look forward to being here. Every weekend, I can hardly wait to come back to work on Monday morning.”
She currently attends night school at the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., which allows her days to be spent at WCC.
The granddaughter of a Vietnam Veteran, Kate says Veterans’ rights are incredibly important to her, and she is elated to join WCC’s mission of supporting those who served.
“One of my focuses in law school is to litigate on behalf of Veterans and advocate on behalf of Veterans issues,” said Kate. When I saw WCC had a really interesting approach to how they train service dogs, I thought it would be a great way to combine my passion and love for animals with wanting to serve Veterans.”
Kate graduated from Seton Hall University with degrees in political science and nonprofit studies. She also has a background in Veteran advocacy, as she previously worked as the Director of Veterans Affairs for the Veterans Coalition Organization.
When not working or studying, Kate can be found ambling about Washington, D.C.; she’s active with a walking group that tours various historic sites throughout the city, including Kate’s favorite—the Veterans Memorial.