Current WCER Fellows

Laura Andrea Prieto

Laura Andrea Prieto is a third-year doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin Madison and a proud WCER fellow. Her research focus is adapted physical activity and dance for people with disabilities, specifically for older…

Cynthia Baeza

Cynthia Baeza is a first year PhD student in the Bilingual Education and Science Education area of the Curriculum and Instruction Department. She is a proud WCER and Ed-GRS Fellow. Her primary research interest is…

Jalessa Bryant

Jalessa Bryant is a fourth year doctoral student in the Multicultural Education area of the Curriculum and Instruction Department. She earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley focusing on…

Charnell Chasten Long

Charnell Chasten Long is a Ph.D. Candidate in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her primary research interests are in the history of Black education and STEM. Her previous work experience as a…

Eric Crawford

Eric L. Crawford is a doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology Department and graduate research assistant in the Thomas Youth Resilience Lab (https://thomaslab.sohe.wisc.edu/). He previously studied Psychology at Morehouse College and received a master’s degree…

Sahian Cruz

Sahian Cruz is a second-year doctoral student in the School Psychology program. She is advised by Dr. Andy Garbacz and Dr. Steve Quintana. Previously, Sahian studied Psychology and French at the University of Washington in…

Kortni Dubose

Kortni Dubose is a third-year doctoral student in the School Psychology program in the Department of Educational Psychology. Previously, she received a B.A. in Psychology at the University of Kentucky. Kortni’s broad research interests are…

Pauline Ho

Pauline is a PhD candidate in the Human Development area of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Advised by Dr. Brad Brown, Pauline’s research interest broadly focuses on  identity development…

Anna Kawennison Fetter

Anna Kawennison Fetter is in her final year of the Counseling Psychology doctoral program and is completing her Doctoral Internship at SUNY Albany Counseling and Psychological Services. Anna obtained her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Native…

Emma Lazaroff

Emma Lazaroff is a Ph.D. candidate in the Human Development program in the Department of Educational Psychology. Emma received her B.A. in Psychology from Quinnipiac University and was a lab manager at Boston College prior…

Brianna Leitzelar

Dr. Brianna Leitzelar is a 2021 graduate of the Department of Kinesiology who studied exercise psychology under Dr. Kelli Koltyn. She obtained a BA in exercise science from St. Olaf College, a MS in physical…

Zoua Lor

Zoua Lor is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Department of Counseling Psychology. She is the proud daughter of two refugees, the third of nine children to obtain a bachelor’s degree, and the first in…

Amy Mueller

Amy Mueller is a fourth year PhD student in a hybrid program in Curriculum and Instruction between Design, Informal and Creative Education and Multicultural Education and is advised by Erica Halverson. Amy is a former…

Gabrielle Orum Hernández

Gabrielle Orum Hernández is a doctoral student in Education Policy Studies studying structures of racialization and school safety policies in the U.S. Prior to her tenure at UW-Madison, she served for nearly three years as…

Jacques Pierre Lesure

Jacques Pierre Lesure is a scholar-advocate and third-year doctoral student in the Educational Policy Studies program from Dekalb County, Georgia studying topics of race, gender, and leadership. Previously, Jacques completed his B.A at Occidental College,…

Robby Quintana

Robby Quintana is a PhD student in the Human Development Area of Educational Psychology. Robby graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College where he earned a B.A. in Psychology. After graduation, Robby worked at an alternative school,…

Khadejah Ray

Khadejah Ray is a fifth year doctoral student in the Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis department at UW-Madison and is advised by Professor Winkle-Wagner. She is originally from Altadena, California. Her research interest include: Black…

Claudia Triana

Claudia M. Triana is a doctoral student in education policy studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A scholar of comparative and international education, her research focuses on the inequities of immigration and education policies, displacement,…

LaShawn Washington

LaShawn Faith Washington is a first-generation college graduate and a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, with a minor in Afro-American Studies, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A Dallas, Texas native, LaShawn…

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