Class of 2021 graduates are prepared to lead and inspire – About Your Online Magazine


On Saturday, May 8, UW – Madison will celebrate its beginning of May 2021. We are extremely proud of all of our students – almost 600 of them – who graduated from the School of Education programs.

We got in touch with some of our bachelor’s and doctoral students to learn more about their favorite memories, advice for new students and even where it’s the best place to eat on campus. Scroll down to learn more about these amazing graduates and click on their names to read their stories.

Pablo Aquiles-SanchezPablo Aquiles-Sanchez
Bachelor’s Degree, Educational Studies and Sociology

Advice for new students – “Take risks! Don’t limit yourself to the stereotyped image of what” university life “should be like. I learned a lot by taking the ‘unconventional path’.”

Shehrose Charania
BS, Health Promotion and Health Equity

Future plans – “UW – Madison brought me closer to my passion for health equity, allowing me to challenge the impossible and encouraging me to embrace the value and validity of my voice.”

Dawn Crim
Doctorate, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

Reasons to pursue graduate studies – As I continued to progress in my career, taking on leadership roles in higher education, I wanted to continue adding knowledge and experience and obtaining a doctorate. (…) I have taken a class every semester, including summers, to get the diploma.

Geetanjali Deole
MS, Counseling in Psychology

Research interests – I want to develop culturally aligned models of evidence-based counseling and therapeutic practices for Indian and Asian populations. I am also interested in students’ mental health issues, especially international students and immigrants.

Molly Frisch
Bachelor, Theater and Communication Arts

Most significant UW experience – Madison – I really found a community of amazing students and teachers while doing what I love, and I had a chance to work alongside other students and industry professionals in an academic setting. … I wouldn’t change spending six nights a week in the basement of Vilas Hall putting on show after show to the world!

Deasy Hartenberger
BS, Elementary Education

Lessons that made an impact – The classes with the greatest impact on me were: education of young English students, methods of teaching young English students and the use and acquisition of language in early childhood. The reason is that English is not my primary language and I identify with all the challenges that emerging bilingual students face on a daily basis.

Victoria Hoff headshotVictoria Hoff
BS, Art

Teachers who made an impact – (Professors Tomiko Jones, Darcy Padilla and Laurie Beth Clark) were all very important to me. These women are amazing, successful and inspiring people who have fueled my success both inside and outside the classroom. “

Kaitlyn JacksonKaitlyn Jackson
BS, Kinesiology

How did you choose your course – “The Kinesiology diploma perfectly matches my history of athletics and interest in the human body. I am also interested in the social and environmental aspects that can affect a person’s health and quality of life. “

Amanda KolschAmanda Kolsch
BS, dance

Most significant UW experience – Madison – Lathrop Hall (in the Dance Department) is filled with some of the most welcoming, motivating and creative people who have profoundly defined my personal growth and UW experience.

Ngonidzashe MpofuNgonidzashe Mpofu
MS, Education of Rehabilitation Counselors

Research interests – I like to collect qualitative and quantitative data that will lead to providing practical solutions for employers regarding the creation of healthy and productive workplaces. I believe that when employers provide the best work experience for employees, it can also translate into better business productivity with lower costs for the employer.

Brett NachmanBrett Nachman
Doctorate, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

Reasons to pursue graduate studies – “As an infinitely curious individual who takes great pride in telling people’s stories, I felt compelled to pursue graduate school as a means of growing personally, academically and professionally, especially in a field such as education that supports lifelong learning. life.

Photo of Haley Schultz's headHaley Schultz
PhD, Educational Psychology

Advice for new students – “Graduate education is a marathon, not a sprint. You will have many opportunities, but you cannot say yes to everything. Set boundaries and prioritize experiences that increase your knowledge and training. Connect with your fellow undergraduate students; they are invaluable resources.

Youmi SukYoumi Suk
PhD, Educational Psychology

Advice for new students – “Graduate students, including me, will face several situations that leave us frustrated and insecure. Stay physically and mentally healthy by increasing your self-esteem and getting support from your friends and family.

Tiger Wang portraitTiger Wang
Bachelor, Educational Studies and History

Most significant UW experience – Madison – “When interacting with students from different cultural backgrounds, I gradually discovered the uniqueness and value of myself and my culture. (…) This experience leads me to be more tolerant and respectful because I know that others love their cultures in the same way that I love my culture.

Marcus Weathers head shotMarcus Weathers Jr.
MS, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling

Advice for new students – “You have gained the privilege of accepting admission to one of the best universities, so immerse yourself in the culture. Find a large group of people to experience the journey and reach out to your teachers and mentors in times of need or simply because.

Megumi Wolf
BS, Elementary Education

Future plans – “I intend to get a job as a teacher after I graduate. Whether here in Wisconsin or somewhere around the world, I’m ready for new experiences! I am exploring my options to see what would best help me grow as an educator, especially as an ESL teacher.

Paula Fonseca