Bucky Badger overlooks UW-Madison Alumni Park

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, verify credit transfers, get help with your application, and determine if financial aid is available. You can also visit us at student fairs & events.

Zach Benson

Enrollment Coach


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:

  • Engineering Professional Master’s Degrees
  • Design + Innovation MS

Sara Kluender

Director of Recruitment Strategy


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:

  • Undecided on which program best fits your goals

Darren Martin

Enrollment Coach


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:

  • Biotechnology MS
  • Clinical Nutrition Dietetic Internship
  • Clinical Nutrition Master’s Degree
  • Occupational Therapy Doctorate

Pat Walsh

Enrollment Coach


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:

  • Actuarial Science Capstone
  • Computer Sciences Capstone
  • Computer Sciences: Professional Program MS
  • Data Analytics for Decision Making Capstone
  • Engineering Online Master’s Degrees and Capstones
  • Farm & Industry Short Course
  • Secondary Education and English as a Second Language Certification MS