Linda Varvel began work at the University of Iowa in 2011 as a Residence Education Coordinator with University Housing & Dining. In 2016 Linda began in her role as the Director of Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE). WiSE exists to expand and improve educational and professional opportunities for women in all fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by facilitating individual, institutional, and social change. Linda oversees all aspects of WiSE including administration, budgeting, and programming. Linda has served on a number of committees since starting at the University of Iowa. One of her favorite committees is through her role as the Program Director for the Kick-Off at Kinnick event during On Iowa each year. This is Linda’s second term on Staff Council and during her time with Staff Council she has served on the Education Committee, Diversity Committee, and the Community Outreach Committee. When Linda isn’t at work you might find her going on an adventure with her two children, Quinn (7) and Isaac (3) or you could find her playing a board game as she and her husband, Jacob, own over 100.

Linda Varvel
Organization Representative
College of Engineering