People

Administrators

Jill Riley

Position title: Senior Administrative Program Specialist, Director

Email: jillriley@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4998

Esther Emmerich

Position title: Associate Director

Email: esther.emmerich@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-2626

Amanda Divine

Position title: Administrative Assistant

Email: divine2@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-4579

Research, Teaching, & Outreach Team

Amy Lee Wagner

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

Position title: Executive Director of the 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

Roxy Etta

Credentials: Ph.D.

Position title: Teaching & Research Coordinator

Email: etta@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-9487

Teachers

Sarah Bruhn

Credentials: M.S., Lead Toddler Teacher

Position title: Bunny Classroom

Email: sbruhn@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4993

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

Kiley Henn

Credentials: Toddler Teacher

Position title: Duck Classroom

Email: kkhenn@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4988

Emily Kosmeder

Credentials: Lead Teacher

Position title: Float

Email: emily.kosmeder@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4997

Debbie McGowan

Credentials: Lead Preschool Teacher

Position title: Otter Classroom

Email: djmcgowan@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4989

Dana Schmock

Credentials: Lead Preschool Teacher

Position title: Otter Classroom

Email: dbuechner@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4989

Terri Strother

Credentials: Lead Teacher

Position title: Float

Email: tahoffm1@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-2673

Maizah Tariq

Credentials: Lead Infant Teacher

Position title: Dragonfly Classroom

Email: mtariq@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4986

Undergraduate Students at the CDL

Adriana Alcantar

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Float Student Intern

Madelyn Bauer

Position title: Bunny Student Assistant

Claire Buckley

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Dragonfly Student Assistant

Nia Diaby

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Float Student Assistant

Emily Dokken

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Bunny Intern

Stella Donati

Position title: Float Student Assistant

Jessica Espinosa

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Otter Intern

Jenna Fass

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Duck Intern

Bridget Flyke

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Dragonfly Intern

Bryn Hermanson

Position title: Honeybee Student Assistant

Katelyn Iverson

Credentials: HDFS and Psychology Major

Position title: Float Student Assistant

Haley Kellenberger

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Honeybee Intern

Holland Konc

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Honeybee Intern

Sophie Kriftcher

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Float Intern

Macy Mosner

Position title: Duck Student Assistant

Molly Pruitt

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Dragonfly Intern

Sophie Rewolinski

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Honeybee Intern

Mia Scanlan

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Duck Intern

Donnie Schroeder

Position title: Otter Student Assistant

Grace Tarnutzer

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Dragonfly Intern

Sydney Tepner

Position title: Otter Student Assistant

Libby Timm

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Duck Intern

Roy Wang

Credentials: Consumer Behavior and Marketplace Studies and Education Studies Major

Position title: Bunny Student Assistant

Janelle Wenzel

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Float Student Assistant

Undergraduate Students at Community Centers

Ava Hammer

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: The Playing Field Intern

Brandy Hudson

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: The Playing Field Intern

Lucy Kreisa

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Waisman Early Childhood Program Intern

Nathanael Ruiz

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Wee Start Intern

Laura Yip

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: The Playing Field Intern

Previous Students

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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