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Academic Programs

Daryana Blanco

Credentials: Drop-In

Position title: Program Coordinator

Email: daryanab.guts@gmail.com

Daryana is a junior majoring in the Human Development and Family Studies program. As a Drop-In Program Coordinator, she is excited to meet new individuals. As well as work with Drop-In tutors in order to…

Gail Macapugay

Credentials: Academic Match

Position title: Program Coordinator

Email: macapugayg.guts@gmail.com

Gail is a junior studying Neurobiology and Global Health with a certificate in Stem Cell Sciences. As one of the Academic Match Coordinators, she looks forward to bridging connections between tutors and tutees. Her interests…

Lekha Pillarisetti

Credentials: Drop-In

Position title: Program Coordinator

Email: lekhap.guts@gmail.com

Lekha Pillarisetti is majoring in Biology (B.S.) with certificates in Global Health and Health Policy. She is very passionate about equity in education and healthcare. Her hobbies include bullet journaling and buying overpriced coffee.

Lily Sieling

Credentials: Academic Match

Position title: Program Coordinator

Email: lilys.guts@gmail.com

Lily is a senior studying Community and Environmental Sociology with a certificate in Food Systems. As a program coordinator, she is excited to work with tutors and help students succeed. Some of her hobbies include…

Language Programs

Sruthi Atluri

Credentials: Conversational English Eagle Heights

Position title: Program Coordinator

Email: sruthia.guts@gmail.com

Sruthi is a junior 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…

Wenqi Chen

Credentials: Conversational English, Language Exchange

Position title: Program Coordinator

Email: wenqic.guts@gmail.com

Wenqi is a junior studying Statistics and Data Science. Some hobbies she enjoys include hiking, jogging, badminton, and reading.

Lexi Frisque

Credentials: World Language Learners, Language Exchange

Position title: Program Coordinator

Email: lexif.guts@gmail.com

Lexi is a freshman studying International Business and Marketing. She is looking forward to connecting students with native and fluent speakers to advance their language skills and cultural understanding. She enjoys studying the Korean language,…

Kordan Kopp

Credentials: Conversational English Eagle Heights

Position title: Program Coordinator

Email: kordank.guts@gmail.com

Kordan is a senior studying English linguistics with certificates in Gender and Women’s Studies and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She is passionate about learning how languages define who we are, and…

Loreli Litney

Credentials: Conversational English, Language Exchange

Position title: Program Coordinator

Email: lorelil.guts@gmail.com

Loreli is a junior studying Management & Human Resources and Chinese. She is excited to provide opportunities for tutees to grow and improve their English skills. She enjoys dancing, trying new foods, and watching international…

Sam Miller

Credentials: World Language Learners

Position title: Program Coordinator

Email: millers.guts@gmail.com

Sam is a Sophomore majoring in Political Science and Spanish with a certificate in European Studies. He is excited for the opportunity to help fellow language students learn and grow as WLL coordinator. Outside of GUTS, he enjoys reading, taking walks, playing the cello, and sleeping as much as possible.

Study Support Programs

Brynne Boeck

Credentials: Study Skills, Peer-2-Peer Mentorship Program

Position title: Program Coordinator/Study Skills Specialist

Email: brynneb.guts@gmail.com

Hi, my name is Brynne and I am currently a sophomore studying Genetics and Genomics as well as Neurobiology.  If you could use some assistance in study skills – be it time management, motivation, procrastination,…

Keilyn Howard

Credentials: McBurney Study and Learning Skills

Position title: Study & Learning Skills Specialist/Program Coordinator

Email: howardk.guts@gmail.com

Keilyn is a junior undergraduate student majoring in Psychology and Legal studies with a certificate in Criminal Justice. She is excited to meet people and hopes to make studying more manageable. In her free time,…

Abdullah Marei

Credentials: Study & Learning Skills

Position title: Study & Learning Skills Specialist/Program Coordinator

Email: abdullahm.guts@gmail.com

Abdullah is a Junior majoring in Psychology with hopes of going to graduate school for clinical. On campus, he work as a research assistant under the psychology and psychiatry department as well as an intern…

Ella Nelson

Credentials: Study & Learning Skills

Position title: Study & Learning Skills Specialist/Program Coordinator

Email: elizabethn.guts@gmail.com

Ella is a sophomore majoring in Zoology. As an autistic and chronically ill student, she uses McBurney resources herself and is passionate about helping all students get the help they need. Her study skills areas…

Freya Wan

Credentials: Study Skills, Peer-2-Peer Mentorship Program

Position title: Study Skills Specialist/Program Coordinator

Email: zimow.guts@gmail.com

Freya is a senior studying economics, statistics, and math. She hopes to travel all over the world someday to enjoy delicious food and learn more about different cultures. She loves reading, baking, and watching movies/dramas…

Office Support

McKenna Goetz

Position title: Outreach Coordinator

Email: goetzm.guts@gmail.com

McKenna is a junior studying Economics and Political Science. She loves to travel and learn more about the world around her, and she is very excited to have the opportunity to work for GUTS this…

Cole Navin

Position title: Office Coordinator

Email: navinc.guts@gmail.com

Cole is a junior studying Accounting, as well as pursuing a Certificate in Spanish for Business. He enjoys finding creative and novel solutions to build connection and comradery between staff, tutors, and tutees at GUTS.…

Office Management

Elizabeth Baldridge

Position title: Coordinator of Academic Support Services

Email: elizabeth.baldridge@wisc.edu

Sanjana Kumar

Credentials: Study Support Programs

Position title: Senior Coordinator

Email: guts-studyprograms@mailplus.wisc.edu

Sanjana is a senior undergraduate student studying Communication Sciences & Disorders and is pursuing a certificate in Disability Rights and Services. She is excited to continue her work with GUTS as a Senior Coordinator of…

Ian Pearson

Credentials: Academic Programs

Position title: Senior Coordinator

Email: guts-academicprograms@studentorg.wisc.edu

Ian is a graduate student in the Public Affairs program studying education and social policy. His favorite part of working with GUTS has been to help expand our program offerings. In his free time, you’ll…

Anna Raeker-Rebek

Credentials: Language Programs

Position title: Senior Coordinator

Email: guts-languageprograms@mailplus.wisc.edu

Anna is a Master’s in Social Work student. She moved here this year from Minneapolis, so she feels prepared to get through the winter. She is excited about finding new and creative ways to provide…