Karissa Ebert

Position title: MiRegistry

Madison, WI

Karissa Ebert graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Psychology and a certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies. While at UW-Madison, Karissa participated in research with the Learning, Cognition, and Development (LCD) Lab. This research focused on memory development and testing-effect in children ages 3-7. Karissa currently works as a Data Verification Specialist with MiRegistry, an organization that works to support early childhood educators in terms of their professional development and education. Her passion lies in finding how children can best be set up for success by their teachers, and in turn, how teachers can be supported by the institutions that govern and surround them. As part of the Learning Analytics program, Karissa hopes to learn how to use data analytics to invoke small and large-scale change on a systems level. She also aims to expand her knowledge on how to best advocate for and support early childhood educators, especially those who hold marginalized identities.

Karissa is a 2022 Committed Scholars Program recipient.