Position title: Assistant Director of Federal Awards
Katy Weisenburger is the Assistant Director of Federal Awards at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, joining the team in November 2017. In this role, Katy works with a team of financial aid professionals who ensure access to higher education while staying compliant with federal regulations. Katy has worked in higher education since 2001, holding various roles such as Financial Aid Auditor, Financial Aid Manager and Director of Student Services. As a former Pell grant recipient, Katy is passionate about creating access to students from all socio-economic backgrounds and frequently advocates for students to state and federal legislators.
Katy earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Marquette University and later went on to earn her Master of Business Administration. After completing her undergraduate degree, she lived in Germany and Florida before returning to her hometown of Milwaukee in 2006. Katy and her husband spend much of their free time outdoors with their dogs. She enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, watching sports and dreaming of the Milwaukee Brewers winning the World Series.