SIGUCCS 2019 Conference Committee Introductions – Becky Cowin

This article is part of a series introducing the SIGUCS 2019 Conference Core Committee. Each Committee member submitted answers to questions created by the SIGUCCS Marketing Committee.

Becky Cowin

How many SIGUCCS conferences have you attended?
3 (2016-2018)

Which previous SIGUCCS conference was your favorite, and why?
2017 in Seattle was the first year I really got involved, and that totally changed the experience for me. I enjoyed my first SIGUCCS, but being a volunteer and really making an effort to get out of my shell and meet people in 2017 made a huge difference in not only the experience AT the conference, but afterward, sustaining new professional relationships and friendships.

How did you get involved as a volunteer in SIGUCCS?
I don’t remember! Somehow I ended up on someone’s list and it snowballed from there.

What’s an accomplishment that you are especially proud of?
Raising my twin daughters. They are five years old and I’m so proud of the clever, thoughtful, goofy girls they are growing up to be.

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You could always stop and talk to me about…
Scooters and motorcycles, sheepadoodles (mine is called Scout), and sewing

What do you do for fun?
I love flexing my creative muscles by sewing clothing for myself and my kids, designing graphic t-shirts for my shop (, and writing a little fiction when the mood strikes.

SIGUCCS 2019 New Orleans … what is your favorite French food?
I’m not one for a lot of classic New Orleans foods but you can always hook me up with some Cajun pasta – is that French enough?