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.

Zulmarie Perez-Horta

Fellow of Science & Technology Policy Fellowship at the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Zulmarie Perez-Horta completed her doctoral program in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from UW–Madison in 2016 and began a Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF) with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington D.C. in fall of 2017.

Heather Pickering

Founder/Artistic Director for Flutter Productions

Heather Pickering graduated with her MFA in Theatre and Drama at UW–Madison with an emphasis on Acting/Directing in May 2016. She now devotes herself full-time to Flutter Productions, an all-abilities company founded in 2008 as part of the Black Hills Community Theatre in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Mark Staudt

Licensing Team Member for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)

Holding a position that requires a multitude of talents, UW–Madison alumnus, Mark Staudt, takes advantage of his PhD in biomolecular chemistry to make a big impact on the local and global communities.

Pallavi Phartiyal

Senior Analyst and Program Manager for the Center for Science and Democracy

After Phartiyal got her master’s, she earned a PhD in cellular and molecular biology from UW–Madison. She is now the Senior Analyst and Program Manager for the Center for Science and Democracy where she advocates for the use of science in solving pressing societal problems.

Jodi Samuels

Assistant Director of Development and Training at the California Primary Care Association

As the assistant director of development and training at California Primary Care Association, Jodi Samuels hasn’t followed the standard career path of an alumna with a PhD in French.