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Meet our enrollment coaches

Our friendly, knowledgeable enrollment coaches are here to answer your questions. Contact an enrollment coach to:

  • Learn how to make this program work with your life/schedule
  • Understand eligibility requirements
  • Get help with your application
  • Determine if financial aid is available

If you are undecided about which professional degree or certificate program is best for you, email coach@pdc.wisc.edu. You can also visit with us at student fairs & events.

Zach Benson

Position title: Enrollment Coach

Email: zach.benson@wisc.edu

Phone: Call or text me at 608-345-1237

Working in education has always been my passion, and I’m excited to help you enroll and learn at my alma mater. I love getting to know people and staying up to date and involved in the ways that higher ed pushes the boundaries of what we know about ourselves and the world around us. No matter your goals, I’m here to help you navigate the higher education landscape so you can reach your personal and professional goals.

Contact me if you’re interested in:

UW–Madison Online
  • Human Resources Online BBA
  • Management Online BBA
  • Marketing Online BBA
Professional Degrees & Certificates
  • Actuarial Science Capstone Certificate
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering: Professional MS
  • Clinical and Health Informatics Capstone Certificate
  • Clinical and Health Informatics MS
  • Computer Sciences: Professional Program MS
  • Computer Sciences Capstone Certificate
  • Data Analytics for Decision Making Capstone Certificate
  • Electrical Engineering: Accelerated MS
  • Electrical Engineering: Signal Processing and Machine Learning MS
  • Information MS
  • Materials Science + Engineering: Nanomaterials and Nanoengineering MS

Jesus Cortez

Position title: Enrollment Coach

Email: jesus.cortez@wisc.edu

Phone: Call or text me at 608-509-6208

There’s so much that goes into making the decision about where and what to study. As a University of Wisconsin–Madison engineering alum, I’m drawn to helping others find the right program that fits their goals. My favorite part of my job is talking with prospective students about their interests and how they’d like to advance their career.

Contact me if you’re interested in:

UW–Madison Online
  • Consumer Behavior & Marketplace Studies Online BS
  • Personal Finance Online BS
Professional Degrees & Certificates
  • Engineering Mechanics: Aerospace MS
  • Engineering Mechanics: Fundamentals of Applied Mechanics MS
  • Mechanical Engineering: Automotive Engineering MS
  • Mechanical Engineering: Modeling and Simulation in Mechanical Engineering MS
  • Mechanical Engineering: Accelerated MS
  • Industrial Engineering: Human Factors and Health Systems MS
  • Industrial Engineering: Systems Engineering and Analytics MS

Heather Danielson

Position title: Enrollment Coach

Email: heather.danielson@wisc.edu

Phone: Call or text me at 608-509-5740

I have always had a passion for education and am beyond excited to get to know prospective students and be a part of their educational journey and decision-making process. I love hearing about their current lives, and their goals and dreams for the future. If you have any questions about continuing your education at UW–Madison, please reach out to me. I look forward to getting to know you.

Contact me if you’re interested in:

UW–Madison Online
  • Consumer Behavior & Marketplace Studies Online BS
  • Personal Finance Online BS
Professional Degrees & Certificates
  • Educational Psychology: Learning Analytics MS
  • Design + Innovation MS
  • Social Work: Part-Time MSW

Emma Lee Davis

Position title: Enrollment Coach

Email: emmalee.davis@wisc.edu

Phone: Call or text me at 608-262-4498

As a first-generation college student, a transfer student and someone who has switched academic and career paths multiple times, I know the challenge of navigating the complex world or higher education. My primary goal is to help you find the career and educational path that will fit your passions and priorities — and then to make that path as smooth as it can be. Let’s take those first steps together!

Contact me if you’re interested in:

Professional Degrees & Certificates
  • Biomedical Engineering: Accelerated MS
  • Biomedical Engineering: Biomedical Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship MS

Sara Kluender

Position title: Director of Recruitment Strategy

Email: sara.kluender@wisc.edu

Phone: Call me at 608-890-0433

Picking a school and a program is a big decision, and it’s important you have all the information you need. Whether you have always dreamed of being a Badger or are not yet sure if the University of Wisconsin–Madison is the right fit for you, I want to help answer your questions. I love hearing where you want to go and helping you to develop a plan to get there.

Contact me if you’re interested in:

UW–Madison Online
  • All online undergraduate degrees
Professional Degrees & Certificates
  • All degrees & certificates

Darren Martin

Position title: Enrollment Coach

Email: darren.martin@wisc.edu

Phone: Call or text me at 608-287-4513

My approach to recruitment is to be an advocate on behalf of interested students, so I can help you find your best feel and fit in a program. The best part of my job is getting to connect with prospective students and learning about your professional and personal drive to pursue continuing education.

Contact me if you’re interested in:

UW–Madison Online
  • Human Resources Online BBA
  • Management Online BBA
  • Marketing Online BBA
Professional Degrees & Certificates
  • Applied Biotechnology MS
  • Civil & Environmental: Environmental Engineering MS
  • Clinical Nutrition Capstone Certificate
  • Clinical Nutrition Dietetic Internship
  • Clinical Nutrition MS
  • Engineering: Sustainable Systems Engineering MEng
  • Occupational Therapy Doctorate: Post-professional
  • Occupational Therapy Doctorate: Entry level

Pat Walsh

Position title: Assistant Director of Recruitment Strategy

Email: pat.walsh@wisc.edu

Phone: Call or text me at 608-327-9789

I enjoy talking with prospective students and helping them navigate the journey to a new degree or certification. Most people, no matter what program interests them, share many of the same concerns. My favorite part of my work is hearing about a prospective student’s dream of getting the promotion, changing careers or advancing their expertise. We’re here to answer whatever questions you have about UW–Madison and to welcome you into the Badger family.

Contact me if you’re interested in:

UW–Madison Online
  • All online undergraduate degrees
Professional Degrees & Certificates
  • Applied Drug Development Capstone Certificate
  • Electrical Engineering: Power Engineering MS
  • Engineering: Engineering Management MEng
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences: Applied Drug Development MS
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences: Psychoactive Pharmaceutical Investigation Capstone Certificate
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences: Psychoactive Pharmaceutical Investigation MS
  • Power Conversion & Controls Capstone Certificate
  • Psychology: Data Science in Human Behavior MS