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Fall 2021 Chisme

Thank you to all alumni who have reached out to share their recent developments and accomplishments! Read on to
hear about some of your fellow alumni’s recent milestones. Want to share a recent milestone about yourself or a fellow
alum with us and be featured in an upcoming newsletter? Share with us at this link. Thank you for continuing to
celebrate each other and build our alumni community!

  • Olivia Martinez MA '90 was named Associate VP of Academic Affairs at Williamson College of the Trades in Media, PA. Williamson offers associate degrees to financially needy young men.
  • Gabriela Betancourt ‘19 is an outside M2 at Pritzker/UChicago Med! She also got married to a fellow Badger Engineer.
  • Maura McDonagh ‘20 is a second- year PhD student in Neuroscience at The University of California, Berkeley.
  • Valeria Cerda ‘13 opened La Revo Books, the only bookstore in Milwaukee, WI specializing in Latinx literature.
  • Regina Stieber ‘17 is on the Milwaukee Bucks 414 Crew dance team and also a Community School Coordinator with the Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership working at a Lincoln Avenue Bilingual School on Milwaukee’s South Side.
  • Brenda Mizenko ‘96 was chosen as the Teacher Spotlight by the Sanford Underground Research Facility for her work encouraging women and people of color to enter the STEM field.
  • María Casal PhD ‘11 is still living in Madison after more than 10 years of graduating and has 3 adorable children: Mali, Vigo, and Inti. She loves Madison!