The field of learning analytics attracts professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Our cohorts’ diverse range of employers and job titles reflects this, as well. Students come from fields including K-12 teaching, corporate training, educational technology, and higher education administration. Many students have already acquired a graduate degree (or two), whereas others enter the program straight from completing their undergraduate degree.

Regardless of where they come from and how they plan to use the degree, they share this goal:

Make a positive impact on learning and education using data analytics.


Interested in hearing about the Learning Analytics program from a student’s perspective? Let us connect you with one of our Student Ambassadors. Email enrollment coach Pat Walsh for more information:

Class of 2025

We are proud to present the 2023 cohort, rich in diverse professional experiences and personal interests. Meet the newest graduate students in the Department of Educational Psychology:

Christian Angulo

Credentials: BA in Psychology

Position title: Instructional Teaching Staff

Des Plaines, Illinois

Kate Brand

Credentials: BA in Psychology & BS in Biology

Position title: Research Assistant and Discovery Center Coordinator

Oxford, Ohio

Abigail Hodges

Credentials: BS in Molecular Biology

Position title: Teacher at Golda Meir School

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Katherine (Kate) Hudson

Credentials: BS in Public Health and Community Health Education

Position title: English Language Assistant

Madrid, Spain

Adam Ingersoll

Credentials: BA in Psychology

Position title: Co-Founder & Principal, Compass Education Group

Fiona Johnson

Credentials: BA in Mathematics Secondary Education

Position title: High School Mathematics Teacher

Grandville, Michigan

Sean McCauley

Credentials: BA in History

Position title: Math and History Teacher, Birmingham Public Schools

Ferndale, MI

Dorian McClendon

Credentials: MS in Teaching & Learning

Position title: Student Processing Specialist at UW-Madison's Division of Continuing Studies

Shannon Rogers

Credentials: BS in Middle-Level Education

Position title: Language Acquisition Specialist

Peoria, Illinois

Zerisenai Sahle

Credentials: M.Ed in Educational Technology, BA in Mathematics

Position title: Teacher

Milton, Massachusetts

Queen Trapp

Credentials: BS in Psychology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Position title: Assistant Program Coordinator, Wharton Global Youth Program

Essence Truth

Credentials: Bachelor in Primary Education and Political Science

Position title: Teacher

Washington, DC

Craig Umland

Credentials: BA in Liberal Studies

Position title: SIS Specialist at Verona Area School District

Madison, Wisconsin

Carleigh Young

Credentials: BS in Data Analytics

Position title: Admissions Technology Specialist

Morgantown, WV

Class of 2024

Meet students in the 2nd year of the Learning Analytics program, and soon-to-be future grads from the Department of Educational Psychology:

Danielle "Dani" Creasey

Position title: Records & Enrollment Specialist, Office of the Registrar: UW-Madison

Madison, Wisconsin

Karissa Ebert

Position title: Data Verification Specialist at MiRegistry

Madison, Wisconsin

Britta Hesselberg

Position title: Madison West High School

Madison, WI

Conner Krattiger

Position title: Child Life Specialist at HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital. Springfield, IL.

Springfield, Illinois

Sydney Schaeffer

Position title: Sauk Prairie School District

DeForest, WI

Jen Schenten

Position title: University Heights Middle School

Riverside, CA

Amanda Venske

Position title: UW-Madison University Veteran Services

Madison, WI

Ryan Ward

Position title: Castle Rock High School

Castle Rock, WA

Yiting Wen, MS

Position title: Education Freelancer

Evanston, IL

Kristi Wyrobeck

Position title: Learning Operations Analyst

Minneapolis, MN

Mary Xiong

Credentials: Master of Business Administration

Position title: Student Success Programming Coordinator at Gateway Technical College

Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Program Alumni

2023 Graduation

Kaycie Barron

Position title: Cultural Language Assistant at CEIP Alborada in La Coruña, Spain

Landon Basham

Position title: Math Instructor and Data Impact Analyst at Akademeia High School

Alison Bergin

Position title: Corporate Trainer at Epic Systems

Matthew Boutilier, PhD

Position title: Trinity International University

Nancy Bowen, MS

Position title: Learning Counselor

Savion Castro

Position title: Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education

Katelyn Egan

Position title: Curriculum Associates

Morgan Hall

Position title: Reporting & Data Analyst at ComPsych Corporation

Zoe Hurley

Position title: UW-Madison Department of Kinesiology

Christina Huynh

Position title: University of Washington

Yichen Lee, PhD

Position title: Bard College

Diana McFarland

Position title: School Board President - Sun Prairie Area School District

Emma Nickerson

Position title: Rice Lake Middle School

Elise Santa, MA

Position title: Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists

Mamta Shah, PhD

Position title: Elsevier

Jay Winston

Position title: Leadership Development Specialist, City of Madison

Anjali Yadav

Position title: Junior Data Scientist at CommonLit