Katy Souza

Administrative Assistant

Katy brought her office management, facility use coordination, and customer relations savvy to the Foundation in 2019. She’s a go-to person for anything related to the seamless running of our office.

Katy’s had a passion for stewardship and service since her first job mapping emergency routes for Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation. After graduating from Humboldt State University with a degree in Cultural Studies, Katy spent five years as an Event Operations Manager for NASA Ames Research Center, where she supported some of the world’s leaders in science and technology.

A Bay Area native, she had envisioned herself landing in Santa Cruz County since childhood, and is proud to now call “this side of the hill” home. Katy is committed to serving the community she cares most deeply about. She is passionate about sustaining the rich cultural history that makes Santa Cruz County unique.

Ask Katy about...

Onsite or online, Katy works to make sure your experience with the Foundation is a pleasing one. She’s full of helpful tips on everything from how to stage a hiccup-free event in our space to where to catch the best live music shows in town.

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