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Laurie Burgos is a PhD student in the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis program.  Her research interests include the human aspect of systems change and the dispositions of anti-racist leaders in K-12 schools.  Laurie currently serves as the Director of Bilingual Programs & Instructional Equity for the Verona Area School District and is a member of the Minority Student Achievement Network Research Practitioners Council.  Prior to working as a school district administrator, Laurie worked as a bilingual program coordinator and dual language teacher in an urban school district in Wisconsin and as an English as a Foreign Language Teacher in Spain.  Laurie holds a B.A. in Spanish from UW-Madison and an M.S. in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University.

        Laurie Burgos     

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Daniel Corral is a Ph.D. student in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently researching how the intersection of race, class, and gender shapes the educational experiences of Latina/o students. Daniel is also an Interdisciplinary Training Program fellow. He received his B.A. from Beloit College in Secondary Education and History.

      Daniel Corral



Jacquie is a doctoral student studying Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis under the advisement of Dr. John Diamond. Her research agenda examines structural barriers to college admission for students of color and student resistance to institutional racism. Before coming to UW, Jacquie worked as a high school history teacher in Brooklyn, NY and with The Posse Foundation in Atlanta. Jacquie is active on campus and is the Internal Vice President of the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association.

         Jacquie Forbes



Cassidy Kist is a PhD student in the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned a master’s degree in mathematics from Loyola University Chicago, where she also completed bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and political science. Prior to her doctoral studies, she taught mathematics at career colleges in Minnesota. Her research interests focus on gender and racial equity in K12 education, specifically mathematics education.

        ​Cassidy Kist         

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      Jennifer Lawler      


Nicholas Mitchell is a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He earned a B.S. in early childhood studies and a M.S.Ed. in curriculum and instructional leadership from Northern Illinois University. His research interests include public school inequality, teacher education, urban education, K-12 leadership, and the link between racial inequality and early childhood education.  Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., Nicholas was an early childhood teacher in northern Illinois. Currently, Nicholas is a teaching assistant in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Nicholas Mitchell    

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      Michael Weaver      


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