Willie’s formal name is Willie Cauley-Stein. She is named after a 7-foot basketball player who made Kentucky proud. He can slam dunk with attitude and get down and defend every position on the court. Our Willie’s ball-handling skills aren’t much to speak of but, like her namesake, she rocks attitude. There has never been a piece of food that has gotten past her.
On a more important note, she knows her worth and on the rare occasions she sneaks into the J. Shepard Building, she struts her stuff with regal pride. Self-esteem is not an issue for Willie. She has a voice and isn’t afraid to use it. She knows her needs and wants and makes no apologies for being exactly who she is: the terribly sweet, ferociously loyal, incredibly stubborn, willful queen of the Shepard Building.