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

Mariah Allen

Enrollment Coach


Call or text me at 608-469-2010

Helping students plan and navigate their education journeys is one of the many reasons I love working in higher education. My favorite part of my work is learning about prospective students’ personal and professional goals and then supporting them throughout the enrollment process. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have and assist you in your pursuit of continuing education.

Contact me if you’re interested in:

  • Applied Biotechnology MS
  • Clinical Nutrition Certificate
  • Clinical Nutrition Dietetic Internship
  • Clinical Nutrition MS
  • Occupational Therapy Doctorate
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences: Applied Drug Development MS

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:

  • Actuarial Science Capstone
  • Computer Sciences: Professional Program MS
  • Computer Sciences Capstone
  • Data Analytics for Decision Making Capstone
  • Design + Innovation MS
  • Farm & Industry Short Course
  • Social Work: Part-Time MSW

Jesus Cortez

Enrollment Coach


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:

  • Engineering Accelerated Master’s Degrees

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:

  • Environmental Engineering MS
  • Engineering MS: undecided on which program best fits your goals

Pat Walsh

Assistant Director of Recruitment Strategy


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:

  • Engineering Online Master’s Degrees and Capstones
  • Secondary Education and English as a Second Language Certification MS