Carrie Sedlak

Executive Director, FairShare CSA Coalition

Carrie Sedlak earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) and a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from UW–Madison in 2015. She earned bachelor’s degrees in geography and anthropology at the University of Denver. Following her undergraduate schooling, she went to work in Thailand as an environmental educator, where teaching a course on agroecology piqued her interest in food systems and community-supported agriculture (CSA).

Marcela Guerrero

Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Guerrero received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, and holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Andrea Bernstein

Hours Against Hate program coordinator for Milwaukee Jewish Federation

Andrea Bernstein earned her master’s degree in social work from UW–Madison in 2003, specializing in school social work. After graduation, she worked as a treatment foster care therapist before having her first child. She then stayed home for 12 years, but got involved in volunteer work in her community that directly led her to the job she has now.

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.