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Meet your enrollment coaches

Our friendly, knowledgeable enrollment coaches are here for you.  Contact an enrollment coach to:

  • Discuss financial aid options
  • Get help with your application
  • Find out more about credit transfers
  • Learn how this program can fit into your life
  • Get tips on writing your application essay

These are just a few of the areas where your enrollment coach can provide help and advice.  They are here to help you navigate the application and enrollment process.  Reach out to them today.

Online Undergraduate coaches

Heather Danielson

Enrollment Coach

heather.danielson@wisc.edu

Call or text me at 608-509-5740

I have always had a passion for education and am beyond excited to get to know prospective students and be a part of their educational journey and decision-making process. I love hearing about their current lives, and their goals and dreams for the future. If you have any questions about continuing your education at UW–Madison, please reach out to me. I look forward to getting to know you.

Contact me if you’re interested in:

  • Engineering Accelerated Master’s Degrees
  • Online bachelor’s degree

Darren Martin

Enrollment Coach

darren.martin@wisc.edu

Call or text me at 608-287-4513

My approach to recruitment is to be an advocate on behalf of interested students, so I can help you find your best feel and fit in a program. The best part of my job is getting to connect with prospective students and learning about your professional and personal drive to pursue continuing education.

Contact me if you’re interested in:

  • Applied Biotechnology MS
  • Clinical Nutrition Certificate
  • Clinical Nutrition Dietetic Internship
  • Clinical Nutrition MS
  • Environmental Engineering MS
  • Engineering MS: undecided on which program best fits your goals
  • Occupational Therapy Doctorate
  • Online Bachelor’s degree

Professional Degrees & Certificates coaches

Zach Benson

Enrollment Coach

zach.benson@wisc.edu

Call or text me at 608-345-1237

Working in education has always been my passion, and I’m excited to help you enroll and learn at my alma mater. I love getting to know people and staying up to date and involved in the ways that higher ed pushes the boundaries of what we know about ourselves and the world around us. No matter your goals, I’m here to help you navigate the higher education landscape so you can reach your personal and professional goals.

Contact me if you’re interested in:

  • Actuarial Science Capstone
  • Computer Sciences: Professional Program MS
  • Computer Sciences Capstone
  • Data Analytics for Decision Making Capstone
  • Design + Innovation MS
  • Social Work: Part-Time MSW

Jesus Cortez

Enrollment Coach

jesus.cortez@wisc.edu

Call or text me at 608-509-6208

There’s so much that goes into making the decision about where and what to study. As a University of Wisconsin–Madison engineering alum, I’m drawn to helping others find the right program that fits their goals. My favorite part of my job is talking with prospective students about their interests and how they’d like to advance their career.

Contact me if you’re interested in:

  • Engineering Accelerated Master’s Degrees

Heather Danielson

Enrollment Coach

heather.danielson@wisc.edu

Call or text me at 608-509-5740

I have always had a passion for education and am beyond excited to get to know prospective students and be a part of their educational journey and decision-making process. I love hearing about their current lives, and their goals and dreams for the future. If you have any questions about continuing your education at UW–Madison, please reach out to me. I look forward to getting to know you.

Contact me if you’re interested in:

  • Engineering Accelerated Master’s Degrees
  • Online bachelor’s degree

Sara Kluender

Director of Recruitment Strategy

sara.kluender@wisc.edu

Call me at 608-890-0433

Picking a school and a program is a big decision, and it’s important you have all the information you need. Whether you have always dreamed of being a Badger or are not yet sure if the University of Wisconsin–Madison is the right fit for you, I want to help answer your questions. I love hearing where you want to go and helping you to develop a plan to get there.

Contact me if you’re:

  • Undecided on which program best fits your goals

Darren Martin

Enrollment Coach

darren.martin@wisc.edu

Call or text me at 608-287-4513

My approach to recruitment is to be an advocate on behalf of interested students, so I can help you find your best feel and fit in a program. The best part of my job is getting to connect with prospective students and learning about your professional and personal drive to pursue continuing education.

Contact me if you’re interested in:

  • Applied Biotechnology MS
  • Clinical Nutrition Certificate
  • Clinical Nutrition Dietetic Internship
  • Clinical Nutrition MS
  • Environmental Engineering MS
  • Engineering MS: undecided on which program best fits your goals
  • Occupational Therapy Doctorate
  • Online Bachelor’s degree

Pat Walsh

Assistant Director of Recruitment Strategy

pat.walsh@wisc.edu

Call or text me at 608-327-9789

I enjoy talking with prospective students and helping them navigate the journey to a new degree or certification. Most people, no matter what program interests them, share many of the same concerns. My favorite part of my work is hearing about a prospective student’s dream of getting the promotion, changing careers or advancing their expertise. We’re here to answer whatever questions you have about UW–Madison and to welcome you into the Badger family.

Contact me if you’re interested in:

  • Clinical and Health Informatics MS
  • Engineering Online Master’s Degrees and Capstones
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences: Applied Drug Development MS
  • Secondary Education and English as a Second Language Certification MS