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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 process.  Reach out to them today.

If you are undecided about which online undergraduate program is best for you, email uwmadison@online.wisc.edu.

Zach Benson

Position title: Enrollment Coach

Email: zach.benson@wisc.edu

Phone: Call or text me at 608-345-1237
Text me at 608-200-3130

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:

UW–Madison Online
  • Human Resources Online BBA
  • Management Online BBA
  • Marketing Online BBA
Professional Degrees & Certificates
  • Actuarial Science Capstone Certificate
  • Clinical and Health Informatics Capstone Certificate
  • Clinical and Health Informatics MS
  • Computer Sciences: Professional Program MS
  • Computer Sciences Capstone Certificate
  • Data Analytics for Decision Making Capstone Certificate
  • Information MS

Jesus Cortez

Position title: Enrollment Coach

Email: jesus.cortez@wisc.edu

Phone: Call me at 608-509-6208
Text me at 608-200-3205

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:

UW–Madison Online
  • Consumer Behavior & Marketplace Studies Online BS
  • Personal Finance Online BS
Professional Degrees & Certificates
  • Biomedical Engineering: Accelerated MS
  • Biomedical Engineering: Biomedical Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship MS
  • Engineering Mechanics: Aerospace MS
  • Engineering Mechanics: Fundamentals of Applied Mechanics MS
  • Mechanical Engineering: Automotive Engineering MS
  • Mechanical Engineering: Modeling and Simulation in Mechanical Engineering MS
  • Mechanical Engineering: Accelerated MS
  • Industrial Engineering: Human Factors and Health Systems MS
  • Industrial Engineering: Systems Engineering and Analytics MS

Sara Kluender

Position title: Director of Recruitment Strategy

Email: sara.kluender@wisc.edu

Phone: Call me at 608-640-7358
Text me at 608-200-2816

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 interested in:

UW–Madison Online
  • All online undergraduate degrees
Professional Degrees & Certificates
  • All degrees & certificates
  • Clinical Nutrition Capstone Certificate
  • Clinical Nutrition MS

Pat Walsh

Position title: Assistant Director of Recruitment Strategy

Email: pat.walsh@wisc.edu

Phone: Call me at 608-327-9789
Text me at 608-200-3143

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:

Professional Degrees & Certificates
  • Applied Drug Development Capstone Certificate
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering: Professional MS
  • Design + Innovation MS
  • Educational Psychology: Learning Analytics MS
  • Electrical Engineering: Accelerated MS
  • Electrical Engineering: Signal Processing and Machine Learning MS
  • Engineering: Engineering Management MEng
  • Materials Science + Engineering: Nanomaterials and Nanoengineering MS
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences: Applied Drug Development MS
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences: Psychoactive Pharmaceutical Investigation Capstone Certificate
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences: Psychoactive Pharmaceutical Investigation MS
  • Psychology: Data Science in Human Behavior MS