Staff

Academic Programs

Bhumika Devnani

Academic Match

Training Coordinator

bhumikad.guts@gmail.com

Bhumika a Sophomore pursuing Pre-Pharmacy and a certificate in Global Health. She loves teaching and someday hopes to become a professor after graduating with a PharmD degree. When she’s not studying or working she loves…

Curtis Feldner

Academic Match

Matching Coordinator

curtisf.guts@gmail.com

Curtis is a sophomore from Atlanta, Georgia majoring in Mathematics with a certificate in Educational Studies. As Match Coordinator, he is excited to help provide students the educational resources they need on campus. His interests…

Najeeha Khan

Drop-In

Program Coordinator

najeehak.guts@gmail.com

Najeeha is a Master’s in Counseling Psychology student. She grew up in different parts of the U.S., but considers Iowa to be her home. As Drop-In Coordinator, she is excited about organizing an immediate tutoring service for UW students…

Language Programs

Sruthi Atluri

Conversational English

Eagle Heights Coordinator

sruthia.guts@gmail.com

Sruthi is a freshman double majoring in Human Development and Family Studies and Psychology. She is very passionate about the importance of children’s education towards creating a more successful society. She hopes to continue her…

Gina Chen

Foreign Language Learners

Program Coordinator

ginac.guts@gmail.com

Gina is a second-year graduate studying Rehabilitation Psychology. She is excited about assisting second language learner to be confident and comfortable with using English. She loves being with animals and hiking in her free time.

Allison Garbacz

Conversational English

Program Coordinator

allisong.guts@gmail.com

Allison is a sophomore majoring in Linguistics with a certificate in East Asian Studies and finds different languages to be extremely intricate and fun to study. She is currently studying Korean and hopes that she…

Rachel Riese

Conversational English

Eagle Heights Coordinator

rachelr.guts@gmail.com

Rachel is a junior double majoring in Linguistics and Viola Performance with a certificate in German. She loves discovering how similar music and language are. In her free time, she enjoys drinking coffee, reading, traveling spontaneously,…

Cynthia Ubah

Foreign Language Learners

Program Coordinator

cynthiau.guts@gmail.com

Cynthia Ubah is a senior majoring in International Studies with a certificate in Global Health and East Asian Studies. After recently completing a summer internship in South Korea,she hopes to work and live in South Korea for…

Connie Wang

Conversational English

Program Coordinator

conniew.guts@gmail.com

Connie is a junior studying in biochemistry. She is passionate about helping fellow international students becoming more comfortable in English through fun and lively ways. When she is not studying or working you can find…

Support Programs

Makayla Johnson

McBurney Study and Learning Skills

Program Coordinator

makaylaj.guts@gmail.com

Makayla is a junior studying political science and plans to go to Law school after her undergraduate degree. Her favorite academic skills to work with are memorization skills and test preparation. In her free time,…

Madelyn Kaiser

McBurney Study and Learning Skills

Program Coordinator

madelynk.guts@gmail.com

Maddie is a sophomore studying Special Education and Educational Policy.  She is excited for her first year working with GUTS and McBurney!  In her free time, she loves hiking, biking, and trying new things and…

Sanjana Kumar

Study Skills

In-House Coordinator

sanjanak.guts@gmail.com

Sanjana is currently a sophomore studying Communication Sciences and Disorders. She specializes in time management and other related areas. If you need advice or tips, don’t hesitate to come see her! Sanjana is really looking…

Emily Stanevicius

McBurney Study and Learning Skills

Program Coordinator

emilys.guts@gmail.com

Emily is a first-year graduate student in the Chinese Literature program, but the past three years she has been teaching in Wuhan, at Central China Normal University (CCNU). She loves teaching, but more importantly, learning.…

Freya Wan

Study Skills

In-House Coordinator

zimow.guts@gmail.com

Zimo is a sophomore majoring in economics, statistics, and applied mathematics. She hopes to travel all over the world someday to enjoy delicious food and learn more about different culture. In her free time, she…

Office Support

Tenzin Woser

Office Coordinator

tenzinw.guts@gmail.com

Tenzin is a senior studying Journalism and Sociology. When he isn’t in the office, he enjoys dancing the night away, dabbles in theater, binges Studio Ghibli movies, and misses being in the office. He loves…

Bianca Yue

Outreach Coordinator

biancay.guts@wisc.edu

Bianca is a sophomore studying Math and Economics. She is really into social science and enjoys talking to people from different backgrounds. Though she deals with lots of numbers and charts at school, Beyond loves music…

Office Management

Leanne Chan

Co-Director

director.guts@gmail.com

After many years of tutoring and a few years of working with a Madison non-profit, Leanne decided to pursue an MS in Curriculum and Instruction, with a focus on language and literacy, specifically adult English language learning.…

Nancy Herrera

Co-Director

director.guts@gmail.com

Nancy moved to Madison from California to pursue her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. Nancy feels honored to work for GUTS, as her passion and commitment is aiding students in their academic journey. In her free…