New Faces at the Libraries – Becky Andresen

May 17, 2021

The UW-Madison Libraries was pleased to welcome Becky Andresen as a Library Application Developer this past April! As part of the “Coordinating Cultural Heritage Collections at UW–Madison” project funded in large part by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant, Becky’s position will help develop the Libraries’ digital preservation platform. So far, she says the best part of her role has been brainstorming with her co-workers and learning more about digital preservation.

Becky Andresen

Before joining the Libraries, Becky was a software engineer at a company that makes cloud-based litigation software. She says the Libraries’ mission and the Wisconsin Idea inspired her to apply for the Library Application Developer position – and we’re so glad she did!

When the weather is nice out, you’ll find Becky biking around Madison, visiting the Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and enjoying a scoop of raspberry nebula soy ice cream from Chocolate Shoppe. She also hopes to visit Door County for some camping soon.

Five Fun Facts about Becky:

1. Favorite color: Yellow

2. Something surprising: I have biked from Madison to Milwaukee, and back again

3. Favorite book: The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin, translated by Ken Liu

4. Volunteer activity: I am a Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteer, which is a UW-Madison Extension program!

5. Standout Wisconsin fact she’s learned: The Elroy-Sparta State Trail was the first rail-to-trail in the United States.