Katrina V Willis is honored and privileged to humbly serve all the students of the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), the Wisconsin Student Government (WSG), and all our stakeholders statewide, as well as nationally for our remote only students. She is extremely passionate about “being a part of the change we want to see and having the voices of all our students heard.” Katrina looks forward to collaborating with you all to present the interests of our students for consideration for action by WTCS, WSG, state and national legislature. She is a LGBTQIA+ ally and champion for students with disabilities for over two decades.
Katrina is a student and transformational leader who serves in various leadership roles at Madison Area Technical College and in the community including, but not limited to: current Student Senator; Co-Chair and appointed member of the Facilities Planning and Investment Council in Shared Governance of Madison College; member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Wisconsin Health Information Management Association (WHIMA) where she volunteers on both the WHIMA Policy and Legislative Team, as well as the WHIMA Workshops and Webinars Team; current State Vice President and former State President for three years of the Wisconsin Business Professionals of America; President for second term, former Lieutenant Governor and Governor (twice) of Madison College in Wisconsin Student Government; lifetime member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and a; lifetime member of the National Society of Leadership and Success Honor Society; President and member of Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society International Honor Society; member of the Urban League of Greater Madison; Class A Registered Volunteer with Special Olympics; and the Member Nurture and Outreach Coordinator for the Wisconsin District of the United Women in Faith. Additionally, she takes great pride in serving the Madison community in her role as a volunteer tax preparer for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).
Katrina, a first-generation college graduate who has been both a traditional and nontraditional student in her academic pursuits, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, Specializing in Marketing (with a concentration in Accounting and Auditing) from National-Louis University. She is currently enrolled in the Human Resource Management Associate Degree Program as well as the Race and Ethnic Studies certificate program at Madison Area Technical College. She has received a Medical Coding Specialist Diploma (2021), Medical Administrative Specialist Associate Degree in Applied Science, Medical Billing Specialist Diploma, Healthcare Receptionist Diploma, as well as Healthcare Management and Human Resource Management certificates from Madison Area Technical College.
Katrina’s personal mission as a transformational leader is to use the repository of her experiences, education, resources, and networks to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging, while advocating for and empowering others to succeed. She is currently preparing to earn the certified coding specialist certification and pursuing employment in the healthcare industry. She plans to use her time and talents to facilitate WTCS and WSG achieving every goal that is set for the upcoming academic year (and the future).
Thank you so much for allowing her to continue to serve and represent the current and future students of the Wisconsin Technical College System and Wisconsin Student Government.
Mailia Bachleitner (Moraine Park Technical College)Vice President
Mailia is an IT professional and student leader who will graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree in IT-Software Development from Moraine Park Technical College in May 2024. Mailia has made significant contributions to the student community and currently serves as Vice President of the District Student Government, Vice President of Wisconsin Student Government, President of the IT Club, and Student Ambassador of Moraine Park Technical College. Her leadership extends beyond these roles, having previously served as Lieutenant Governor of the Wisconsin Student Government, Vice President of Beaver Dam Student Senate, and Parliamentarian of District Student Government. Mailia is all about helping her fellow students and making good things happen. Outside of school, she loves fitness and playing video games. Her long-term goal is to create her own video game and establish herself as a successful video game developer.
Kai Brito (Madison College)Administrative Financial Officer (AFO)
Kai Brito is an aspiring CPA and current Accounting major at Madison College, graduating in May 2024! This is his first term in WSG where he will support initiatives to increase affordability for students, reduce the cost of attendance, and identify potential cost-saving measures within the system. Kai believes in equal opportunity for all students and strives to uphold the core tenants of diversity, equity, and inclusion in his financial duties and responsibilities. Kai also serves in his local community as the Vice President of Administration & Finance for Madison College and as the Co-Chair for the Sustainable Madison Committee with the City of Madison. When he’s not fighting for the future of our planet, he’s either exploring natural parks or tanking the damage in fantasy RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons.
Carl Van Caster (Northwest Technical College)Parliamentarian
Carl Van Caster is a dedicated accounting student at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, bringing a diverse background in college organizations and leadership roles. Carl has actively participated in the American Marketing Association (AMA) and the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), allowing him to explore his interests and stay up-to-date with industry trends. Furthermore, Carl’s commitment to fostering inclusivity and equity shines through his involvement in Racial Inclusion for Student Equity (RISE+), where he contributes to creating a more inclusive campus community.
As a true advocate for student success, Carl shares his expertise and supports fellow students as a valuable member of the College Success Team (CST). He has also played an integral role in the Student Leadership Forum, previously known as the Student Senate. Carl’s exceptional academic achievements have earned him membership in Phi Theta Kappa-Beta Nu Theta (PTK), underscoring his commitment to excellence in his studies. Additionally, Carl actively engages with student representation and governance as an active participant in the Wisconsin Student Government (WSG).
Outside of his academic and professional pursuits, Carl finds joy and relaxation in various forms of gaming, including video, card, and board games. He values meaningful connections with friends, embraces the beauty of the outdoors through exploration, and finds rejuvenation in swimming as a recreational pursuit.