Adam K. Schneider

Nurse Practitioner for UW Organ and Tissue Donation


As a DNP student who was also working at UW Organ and Tissue Donation as an organ procurement coordinator, Adam Schneider leveraged evidence-based strategies on organ donation to inform his team’s protocols, resulting in more viable organs from donors. He earned his DNP in 2017.

Michelle Buchanan

Michelle Buchanan is the Deputy Director for Science and Technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, where she guides strategic directions for the lab and provides mentorship for staff members in the early stages of their careers. She earned her PhD in chemistry from UW–Madison in 1978.

Teddy Wiggins

Teddy Wiggins is a University of Wisconsin–Madison graduate from the School of Music, in violin performance. He is currently a co-concertmaster/principal violinist with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, a training orchestra that develops musicianship and prepares musicians for professional careers.

Rachel Mallinger

Earning her MS in agroecology and entomology (2009) and her PhD in entomology (2015) from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Rachel Mallinger currently studies attraction—the kind that involves bees and flowers, and which is especially consequential for farmers in the state of Wisconsin and beyond.

Amy Powell

In 2005, Amy Powell arrived at the University of Wisconsin–Madison to pursue her MA in art history. Upon completion of her master’s in 2007, the Kentucky native decided to stay at the university to pursue her PhD in the same field.