Position title: UW-Madison Office of the Registrar
Dani graduated from Illinois State University with a BS in Sociology- and minors in Anthropology & Women’s and Gender studies. In undergrad, she participated in social psychological and sociological research projects. Upon graduation, she moved to Milwaukee where she completed an AmeriCorps term of service with College Possible.
In this role, she worked alongside first generation and historically disadvantaged college students as they worked towards completing and starting their degrees. Additionally, she worked with fellow corps members and donors to secure funding, assess program outcomes, and expand upon historical definitions of educational “success” to better represent the complete experience of students.
Dani’s passion for equitable education grew since joining the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Office of the Registrar. There she works as a student records and enrollment specialist-assisting students, and other campus stakeholders as they solve complex problems, as well as creating and maintaining knowledge base documents, and serving the administrator for Minnesota Reciprocity and name in use. In this role, she interacts daily with the intersections required not only to make the university function, but to ensure a positive student experience.
The cumulative effect of Dani’s educational and vocational experience has served to solidify her desire to further her education. In the learning analytics program, Dani hopes to expand upon her existing background in both qualitative and quantitative research and to one day work in educational research and policy creation/implementation. Dani is also thrilled to learn more about the growing field of instructional design.