Linda GranatoDean's Advisory Board Membershe/her/hers

Upon graduation, I joined Macy’s Executive Training Program and worked in management in New York City. After moving cross country, I participated in the planning of several philanthropic events for the Los Angeles Kings. Becoming a mother to four children led me to become interested in learning about early childhood development and parenting, which subsequently led me to spend much beloved time volunteering in Pre K-12 schools in many capacities including: board member of a district wide organization, event coordinator, volunteer coordinator, science program representative, and art, library, garden volunteer.

Why do you care about Human Ecology?

Although as people we are all distinct individuals, we share at least one obvious thing—we are all human. Being human has so many beautiful and heart-wrenching implications. If we remember to celebrate and cherish both what makes us unique and what unites us, this world will be a better place.

What excites you about your role as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board?

I am most excited to explore the ways in which the School of Human Ecology is able to help this world become a kinder place starting with child development and parenting.

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  • Board Member, Placon Corporation
  • Executive Board Member, West Side Garden Club


  • BBA, Marketing and Management with a Retail Emphasis '88, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin–Madison