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

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: M.S., HDFS Doctoral Candidate

Position title: Teaching & Research Coordinator

Email: etta@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-9487

Sarah Braaten

Credentials: M.S., HDFS Doctoral Student

Position title: Leola Culver Graduate Fellow in Early Childhood Development

Email: smbraaten@wisc.edu

Elizabeth Skora Horgan

Credentials: M.S., HDFS Doctoral Candidate

Position title: Shannon Graduate Fellow in Early Childhood Development

Email: eskora@wisc.edu

Lead Teachers

Sarah Bruhn

Credentials: M.S., Lead Toddler Teacher

Position title: Chipmunk Classroom

Email: sbruhn@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

Kelsie Krawczyk

Credentials: Lead Infant Teacher

Position title: Dragonfly Classroom

Email: krawczyk2@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4986

Kris Krystofiak

Credentials: Lead Preschool Teacher

Position title: Otter Classroom

Email: kskrysto@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4989

Joanna Martinez

Credentials: Lead Teacher

Position title: Chipmunk Classroom

Email: jmartinez27@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-4579

Debbie McGowan

Credentials: Lead Preschool Teacher

Position title: Otter Classroom

Email: djmcgowan@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-4989

Katy Rosko

Credentials: Lead Teacher

Position title: Float

Email: krosko@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-4579

Terri Strother

Credentials: Lead Teacher

Position title: Float

Email: tahoffm1@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-2673

Undergraduate Students

Danielle Cyrluk

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Dragonfly Intern

Elsa Deibert

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Float Student Assistant

Nia Diaby

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Otter Lead Intern

Emily Dokken

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Chipmunk Intern

Rianna Dowds

Credentials: Communication Sciences and Disorders Major

Position title: Otter Student Assistant

Jessica Espinosa

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Otter Intern

Olivia Fregien

Credentials: Psychology Major

Position title: Duck Student Assistant

Katelyn Iverson

Credentials: HDFS and Psychology Major

Position title: Duck Assistant

Holland Konc

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Honeybee Intern

Lizbeth Lopez

Credentials: Neurobiology Major

Position title: Bunny Student Assistant

Isabel Meidl

Credentials: HDFS and Psychology Major

Position title: Lead Honeybee Assistant

Sydnie Oestreich

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Chipmunk Assistant

Miranda Rampson

Credentials: Elementary Education

Position title: Bunny Student Assistant

Brianna Rau

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Dragonfly Lead Intern

Alexa Savard

Credentials: HDFS and Psychology Major

Position title: Float Student Assistant

Rachel Temozihui Navarro

Credentials: HDFS and Legal Studies Major

Position title: Honeybee Intern

Roy Wang

Credentials: Consumer Behavior and Marketplace Studies and Education Studies Major

Position title: Chipmunk Student Assistant

Alexis Williams

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Dragonfly Intern

Hlee Xiong

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Float Student Assistant

Mai Zoua Xiong

Credentials: HDFS Major

Position title: Bunny Intern

Spring 2022 Students

  • Makaylah Bociek
  • Maya Cherne
  • Linnea Drott
  • Emilee Evavold
  • Taylor Feldman
  • Liz Gonzalez
  • Kiley Henn
  • Caroline McCormack
  • Isabel Meidl
  • Victoria Star
  • Eliana Strauss
  • Tori Tiso
  • Janelle Wenzel
  • Lauren Wood
  • Jordan Zdroik

Fall 2021 Students

  • Hannah Berres
  • Elsa Deibert
  • Kirsten Buelow
  • Sarah Levine
  • Nicole Gasiorowski
  • Megan Haas
  • Erika Spivack
  • Maya Bratner
  • Natalie Purko
  • Zoe Zanella