Director of External Relations, Partnerships, and Development
Division of Diversity Equity and Educational Achievement
175B Bascom Hall
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Education: Bachelor of Science – Education, UW-Madison; Master of Arts – Cultural Anthropology, UW-Madison
Direct external relations, partnerships, and development activities for the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement, including: campus wide diversity efforts and eight major diversity pipeline programs.
What is your passion? Uplifting, serving, educating, advocating, increasing access and raising support for the advancement of members of historically underserved communities.
What advice do you have for undergrads, grads, postdocs seeking careers in STEM fields? Find your passion, explore potential college majors and career options, attend conferences, get involved in STEM related student organizations, gain research and internship experience, find a mentor and/or coach, and network with other professionals in your intended field.
Are you involved in any outreach programs (campus, state, or national)? Yes, I am involved in the major student diversity pipeline programs at UW Madison, including: PEOPLE, Posse, First Wave, Center for Educational Opportunities, Chancellor’s Scholarship Program, Powers Knapp, and Pathways Campus and Community Liaisons, and Learning Communities for Institutional Change and Excellence.
What do you like to do when you’re away from work? International travel, cultural events, theater and music concerts.