Gerardo Mancilla

Director of Education Administration and Leadership for Edgewood College

Completing his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction has been a stepping stone for Gerardo Mancilla to combine scholarly pursuits, cultural identity, and community involvement and become Edgewood College’s new Director of Education Administration and Leadership.

Jamie-Rose Guarrine

Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Massachusetts- Amherst

Jamie-Rose completed both the Master of Music program and earned her Doctorate in Musical Arts at UW–Madison. She now is an assistant professor of Voice at U-Mass Amherst, coming back to UW–Madison for the Summer Music Clinic.

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.

Erin Probst

Fiscal Analyst for the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau

Working in public service was a lifelong interest for Erin Probst, and her master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs made it a reality.

Tom Kuplic

Founder and President of ETO Consulting

After graduating with a PhD in Marketing and Communications, Tom Kuplic went on to become ETO Consulting’s founder and president. He is blending his studies with his work experience to help companies connect their brand stories to people through social media, email and digital marketing.

Kate Baldwin

Freelance Scientific Diagram/Figure Designer

Baldwin completed her PhD in cellular and molecular biology at UW–Madison. Baldwin now uses her understanding of science in her freelance business creating clear visual communication tools for science journal articles, magazines, and papers along with consumer diagrams for lay audiences.

Josie Guiney Igielski

4th Grade Teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in Madison

Josie Guiney Igielski, a 4th grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary in Madison, Wisconsin, uses her UW–Madison graduate training to help students succeed. In 2014 she received the Milken Educator Award, an award which is only given to about 40 teachers in the nation each year.

Greg Richards

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at UW-Parkside

Richards received his PhD in microbiology in 2008 from UW–Madison and now splits his time between teaching, research, and outreach activities at UW–Parkside. When Richards isn’t teaching or researching how bacteria deal with stress, he enjoys participating in outreach activities or engaging with the media.

Idella Yamben

Co-designer and Consultant for the Ideadvance Seed Fund with UW-Extension

After graduating with her PhD in cellular and molecular biology from UW–Madison, Idella has been using the “set of tools” she learned from her degree to work as the co-designer and consultant for the Ideadvance Seed Fund.

Hilary Shager

Associate Director for the LaFollette School of Public Affairs at UW–Madison

Armed with both a master’s degree in public affairs and PhD in public policy from UW–Madison, Hilary now serves as the associate director of the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs.