People

Administrators

Jill Riley

Position title: Director

Email: jillriley@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4998

Joanna Pauline Martinez

Position title: Administrative Assistant

Email: jmartinez27@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-4579

Teaching, Research, & Outreach Team

Amy Lee Wagner

Credentials: Ph.D., M.A.Ed.

Position title: Executive Director of Teaching & Research, UW CDL

Email: amy.wagner@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4253

Heather Kirkorian

Credentials: Ph.D.

Position title: Associate Professor; Laura M. Secord Chair in Early Childhood Development; Faculty Director of the CDL

Email: kirkorian@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-4020

Dipesh Navsaria

Credentials: MD

Position title: Clinical Associate Professor; Outreach Faculty Fellow of the CDL

Email: navsaria@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-7180

Teachers

Alexa Ashland

Credentials: Lead Teacher

Position title: Float

Email: aashland@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-4579

Kelsey Barbar

Credentials: Lead Teacher

Position title: Float

Email: barbar@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-4579

Linda Dykstra

Credentials: M.F.A., Lead Toddler Teacher

Position title: Bunny Classroom

Email: lldykstra@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4993

Casey Feist

Credentials: Lead Infant Teacher

Position title: Honeybee Classroom

Email: cafeist@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4991

Laura Feist

Credentials: Lead Toddler Teacher

Position title: Duck Classroom

Email: lmfeist@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4988

Maria Frey

Credentials: Lead Infant Teacher

Position title: Honeybee Classroom

Email: mlfrey2@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4991

Malika Guend

Credentials: Lead Infant Teacher

Position title: Dragonfly Classroom

Email: malika.guend@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4986

Holland Konc

Credentials: Lead Teacher

Position title: Chipmunk Classroom

Email: konc@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4992

Emily Kosmeder

Credentials: Lead Teacher

Position title: Bunny Classroom

Email: emily.kosmeder@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4997

Mia Kozitzky

Credentials: Lead Toddler Teacher

Position title: Duck Classroom

Email: mkozitzky@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4988

Debbie McGowan

Credentials: Lead Preschool Teacher

Position title: Otter Classroom

Email: djmcgowan@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4989

Jennifer Mitchell

Credentials: Lead Preschool Teacher

Position title: Otter Classroom

Email: jennifer.mitchell@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4989

Sydnie Oestreich

Credentials: Lead Toddler Teacher

Position title: Chipmunk Classroom

Email: Sroestreich@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4992

Terri Strother

Credentials: Lead Teacher

Position title: Float

Email: tahoffm1@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-2673

Grace Tarnutzer

Credentials: Lead Infant Teacher

Position title: Dragonfly Classroom

Email: gtarnutzer@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4986

Undergraduate Students at the CDL

Jordan Carmichael

Credentials: HDFS, and Disability Rights and Services, and Education and Educational Services

Position title: Chipmunk Student Assistant

Nico Daniel

Credentials: Education, and International Development & Education

Position title: Bunny Student Assistant

Emily Knatz

Credentials: HDFS

Position title: Duck Student Assistant

Jamie Krueger

Credentials: Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Disability Rights and Services

Position title: Otter Student Assistant

Chesney Leslie

Credentials: HDFS

Position title: Dragonfly Student Assistant

Andrew Mlynsky

Credentials: Psychology

Position title: Otter Student Assistant

Heaven Moua

Credentials: Psychology, and Asian American Studies

Position title: Bunny Student Assistant

Katrina Stastny

Credentials: HDFS, Gender and Women's Studies

Position title: Chipmunk Student Assistant

Angelica Suarez Benitez

Credentials: HDFS and Psychology

Position title: Honeybee Intern

Catie Thoemke

Credentials: Psychology

Position title: Duck Student Assistant

Madeline Van Ryzin

Credentials: HDFS

Position title: Dragonfly Intern

Padawb Vang

Credentials: HDFS

Position title: Summer Student Float

Sue Vang

Credentials: HDFS and Psychology

Position title: Honeybee Intern

Julia Xiong

Credentials: Psychology, and Science Communication

Position title: Summer Student Float

Milton Yoon

Credentials: HDFS

Position title: Research Team Assistant

Previous Students

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Spring 2024

Intern Madelyn Bauer
Research and Teaching Team Administrative Assistant Helen Beneker
Assistant Madison Bongard
Assistant Maria Buckles
Intern Grace Carpenter
Assistant Jordan Carmichael
Assistant Nico Daniel
Intern Madeline Denty
Intern Julia Dietz
Assistant Abby Duescher
Float Intern Emily Freelund
Assistant Sophie Friedberg
Intern Genna Garrigan
Assistant Lauren Gelb
Assistant Kaylin Gruen
Assistant Daisy Hong
Intern Emily Jacobs
Assistant Addison Koss
Intern Emma Kotch
Assistant Jamie Krueger
Rennebohn Intern Amaya Ledezma-Williams
Intern Chesney Leslie
Assistant Makenna Menting
Intern Sienna Mishun
Assistant Andrew Mlynsky
Assistant Heaven Moua
Assistant Emma Powers
Assistant Molly Pruitt
Rennebohn Intern Hannah Schafermeyer
Assistant Madeline Shields
Assistant Lauren Sitzman
Assistant Charlotte Smith
Assistant Mollie Tankenoff
Assistant Grace Tarnutzer
Assistant Catie Thoemke
Assistant Dawt Tial
Rennebohn Intern Raquel Valentin
Intern Padawb Vang
Assistant Julia Xiong
Assistant Noa Yamashiro
Research Team Assistant Milton Yoon

 

 

Fall 2023

Float Intern Kelsey Barbar
Research and Teaching Administrative Assistant Helen Beneker
2nd Semester Intern Madison Bongard
Intern Claire Borchers
Assistant Maria Buckles
Intern Emma Chapman
Assistant Jordan Charmichael
Intern Yide Chen
Assistant Nico Daniel
Assistant Anna Daum
HDFS 663 Support Ella Donneson
Intern Ava Gelling
Assistant Kaylin Gruen
Assistant Daisy Hong
Assistant Katelyn Iverson
Assistant Rachel Katz
Intern Emily Knatz
Assistant Holland Konc
Intern Addison Koss
Intern Yixin Liu
Assistant Andrew Mlynsky
Assistant Heaven Moua
Intern Kyrie Patterson
Assistant and Office Support Alysha Pischke
Intern Keelie Plessner
Intern Madison Rhodes
Intern Molly Roman
HDFS 663 Support Whitney Tabifor
Intern Grace Tarnutzer
Assistant Catie Thoemke
HDFS 663 Support Sue Vang
Assistant Lainey Voight
Assistant Roy Wang
Intern Annika Wetzel
HDFS 663 Support Hallie Williams
Research Team Assistant Milton Yoon
Rennebohn Intern Raquel Valentin

Summer 2023

Intern Gwen Wiltzius
Intern Camber Ebert
Assistant Helen Beneker
Assistant Holland Konc
Intern Katrina Chang
Assistant Libby Timm
Intern Samantha Pendowski
Intern Joel Wurf
Assistant Nia Diaby
Assistant Catie Thoemke
Assistant Grace Tarnutzer
Intern Emma Luptak
Assistant Hlee Xiong
Assistant Heaven Moua
Assistant Alysha Pischke

Spring 2023

Assistant Holland Konc
Assistant Haley Kellenberger
Intern Maddie Bongard
Intern Daisy Hong
Intern Grace Tarnutzer
Assistant Claire Buckley
Assistant Bridget Flyke
Assistant Stella Donati
Intern Mae Jovois
Intern Libby Timm
Assistant Jenna Jass
Intern Helen Beneker
Assistant Nico Daniels
Assistant Anna Julius
Assistant Emily Dokken
Assistant Donny Schroeder
Assistant Yireisy Mancera
Assistant Hlee Xiong
Assistant Sydney Tepner
Assistant Joel Wurf
Assistant Roy Wang
Assistant Maya Lesser
Assistant Ava Heyrman
Assistant Catie Thoemke
Assistant Adriana Alcantar
Assistant Kathryn Illis
Assistant Macy Deaton
Assistant Gianna Lo Verde
Assistant Jackie Hawes
Assistant Rachel Katz
Assistant Nia Diaby
Assistant Kendall Fullerton
Assistant Katie Iverson
Assistant Kiley Henn

Fall 2022

Assistant Adriana Alcantar
Assistant Madelyn Bauer
Assistant Claire Buckley
Assistant Nia Diaby
Intern Emily Dokken
Assistant Stella Donati
Intern Jessica Espinosa
Intern Jenna Fass
Intern Bridget Flyke
Assistant Bryn Hermanson
Assistant Haley Kellenberger
Intern Holland Konc
Intern Sophie Kriftcher
Assistant Macy Mosner
Intern Molly Pruitt
Intern Sophie Rewolinski
Intern Mia Scalan
Assistant Donnie Schroeder
Intern Grace Tarnutzer
Assistant Sydney Tepner
Intern Libby Timm
Assistant Roy Wang
Assistant Janelle Wenzel

 

Summer 2022

Intern Danielle Cyrluk
Intern Nia Diaby
Intern Emily Dokken
Intern Jessica Espinosa Pelayo
Intern Holland Konc
Intern Brianna Rau
Intern Rachel Temozihui Navarro
Intern Alexis Williams
Intern Mia Zoua Xiong
Assistant Rianna Dowds
Assistant Olivia Fregien
Assistant Lizbeth “Liz” Lopez
Assistant Miranda Rampson
Assistant Alexa “Lexi” Savard
Assistant Lindong “Roy” Wang
Assistant Sydnie Oestreich
Assistant Hlee Xiong
Assistant Katelyn “Katie” Iverson
Culver Grad Fellow Sarah Braaten
Shannon Grad Fellow Elizabeth Skora Horgan

Spring 2022

Assistant Maya Cherne
Assistant Hannah Berres
Assistant Jordan Zdroik
Assistant Carolyn McCormack
Assistant Makaylah Bociek
Assistant Katelyn “Katie” Iverson
Assistant Victoria “Tori” Star
Assistant Hlee Xiong
Assistant Taylor Feldman
Assistant Elizabeth “Liz” Gonzalez
Intern Sydnie Oestreich
Intern Claire Buckley
Intern Emilee Evavold
Intern Taylor Feldman
Intern Kiley Henn
Intern Janelle Wenzel
Intern Lauren Wood
Culver Grad Fellow Sarah Braaten
Shannon Grad Fellow Elizabeth Skora Horgan

Fall 2021

Hannah Berres
Makaylah Bociek
Claire Buckley
Kirsten Buelow
Elsa Deibert
Linnea Drott
Nicole Gasiorowski
Katelyn “Katie” Iverson
Sarah Levine
Sydnie Oestreich
Victoria “Tori” Star
Hlee Xiong
Zoe Zanella
Maya Brantner
Natalie Purko
Elizabeth “Liz” Gonzalez
Erika Spivack
Sarah Braaten
Elizabeth Skora Horgan

Summer 2021

Zoe Zanella
Maya Brantner
Natalie Purko
Elizabeth “Liz” Gonzalez
Erika Spivack
Stella Donatelli
Elizabeth Skora Horgan
Roxy Etta

Spring 2021

Shannon Grad Fellow Elizabeth Skora Horgan
Culver Grad Fellow Roxy Etta

Fall 2020

Shannon Grad Fellow Elizabeth Skora Horgan
Culver Grad Fellow Roxy Etta

Summer 2020

Nelsrud Grad Fellow Amanda Lockett
Culver Grad Fellow Roxy Etta

Spring 2020

Intern Addy Black
Intern Mary Blando
Intern Maggie Braatz
Intern Maddie Collins
Intern Sarah Franke
Intern Kristin Hirst
Intern Cortney Jarvey
Intern Emily Johnson
Intern Parish Johnson
Intern Bryn Johnson
Intern Lauren Statz
Intern Hannah Stewart
Intern Emily Stoll
Intern Maizah Tariq
Assistant Joana Arengo
Assistant Julia Butcher
Assistant Gabby DesForge
Assistant Gabrielle Eull
Assistant Annie Grabowski
Assistant Sarah Kelly
Assistant Zack Kolb
Assistant Natalie Lassa
Assistant Maggie Lawrence
Assistant Paige Pierzchalski
Assistant Daniela Quirino
Assistant Leigha Schmidt
Assistant Ashton Spritka
HDFS 663 Kayla Bach
HDFS 663 Cecelia Bittner
HDFS 663 Kaylee Garland
HDFS 663 Tyra Gutschow
HDFS 663 Jordyn Hammer
HDFS 663 Maica Ho
HDFS 663 Megan Hobday
HDFS 663 Laura Koch
HDFS 663 Kristen Lee
HDFS 663 Sydney Maglio
HDFS 663 Catherine McCormick
HDFS 663 Gretchen Miller
HDFS 663 Riley Mortara
HDFS 663 Emma Mortensen
HDFS 663 Selina Ostrowski
HDFS 663 Rebekah Ottoway
HDFS 663 Riley Peters
HDFS 663 Ryan Ping
HDFS 663 Alicia Rauls
HDFS 663 Evelyn Santoirre
HDFS 663 Leigha Schmidt
HDFS 663 Kate Thomas
HDFS 663 Cathy Tran
HDFS 663 Connie Xiong
Curric 240 Katelyn Brosig
Curric 240 Perri Cochin
Curric 240 Olivia Fein
In-Ratio Volunteer Eva Klein
Volunteer (out of ratio) Mia Campeau
Volunteer (out of ratio) Stella Donati
Volunteer (out of ratio) Olivia Johnson
Volunteer (out of ratio) Kate Losinski
Volunteer (out of ratio) Erika Spivack
Volunteer (out of ratio) Callie Youngquist
Volunteer (out of ratio) Athena Hiemstra
Nelsrud Grad Fellow Amanda Lockett
Leola Culver Grad Fellow Roxy Etta

Fall 2019

Intern Raechel Anderson
Intern Julia Butcher
Intern Erin Ditter
Intern Haley Miller
Intern Umaima Mohammed-Saed
Intern Catherine Morse
Intern Haleigh Morton
Intern Selina Ostrowski
Intern Paige Pierzchalski
Intern Daniela Quirino
Intern Amanda Sagen
Intern Leigha Schmidt
Intern Ashton Spritka
Intern Talia Subar
Intern Shelby Wagner
Assistant Joana Arengo
Assistant Daisy Chang
Assistant Gabriella Des Forge
Assistant Gabrielle Eull
Assistant Sarah Kelly
Assistant Zack Kolb
Assistant Jenna Lange
Assistant Annabelle Langer
Assistant Maggie Lawrence
Assistant Isabel Meidl
Assistant Alanna Peebles
Assistant Ruwandi Wijenayake
Assistant Nicole Wilcox
Assistant Brianna Galvan
HDFS 663 Bella Annan
HDFS 663 Addy Black
HDFS 663 Julia Butcher
HDFS 663 Danny Cevilla
HDFS 663 Brittany Curry
HDFS 663 Abby Drucker
HDFS 663 Alyssa Glucksman
HDFS 663 Jenna Lange
HDFS 663 Catherine Morse
HDFS 663 Amani Omari
HDFS 663 Avery Romick
HDFS 663 Nelly Santiago Tinoco
HDFS 663 Ashton Spritka
HDFS 663 Emily Steiner
HDFS 663 Maizah Tariq
HDFS 663 Rachel Vang
HDFS 663 Madeline Wabiszewski
HDFS 663 Stella Donati
HDFS 663 Song Kim
HDFS 663 Hannah Sheriff
HDFS 663 Claire Kreklow
HDFS 663 Kaitlyn Plautz
HDFS 663 Mia Campeau
School of Ed/ESL Student Abbey George
School of Ed/ESL Student Runyi (Sherry) Wang
School of Ed/ESL Student Katy Neis
Curric 240 Charlie Marcus
In-Ratio Volunteer Eva Klein
In-Ratio Volunteer Tess Wodin
Nelsrud Grad Fellow Amanda Lockett
Leola Culver Grad Fellow Roxy Etta