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Academic Programs

Fahim Islam

Credentials: Drop-In

Position title: Program Coordinator

Email: fahimi.guts@gmail.com

Fahim is a Sophomore majoring in Computer Sciences. He enjoys playing video games, hanging out with friends and family, and tutoring.

Shane Kennedy

Credentials: Drop-In

Position title: Program Coordinator

Email: kennedys.guts@gmail.com

Shane is a junior studying Data Science with a Certificate in Economic Analytics. He enjoys trivia, hiking, playing chess, and spending time with his family.

McKenna Laurent

Credentials: Academic Match

Position title: Program Coordinator

Email: mckennal.guts@gmail.com

Mckenna is a sophomore studying English. She is looking forward to managing the Academic Match Program this year and getting to know all the tutors and tutees! Some of Mckenna’s favorite things include books and…

Colin Moser

Credentials: Academic Match

Position title: Program Coordinator

Email: colinm.guts@gmail.com

Colin is a sophomore studying Neurobiology. He is one of our Academic Match program coordinators. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music and being outside.

Language Programs

Nikki Blunier

Credentials: Conversational English

Position title: Program Coordinator

Email: nikkib.guts@gmail.com

Nikki is a student in the Environmental Conservation MS program. She loves food, hiking, traveling, and playing guitar.

Wenqi Chen

Credentials: Conversational English, Language Exchange

Position title: Program Coordinator

Email: wenqic.guts@gmail.com

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

Fiona Freeman

Credentials: World Language Learners

Position title: Program Coordinator

Email: fionaf.guts@gmail.com

Fiona is a senior studying Psychology and Linguistics. She likes biking, playing with her roommate’s cat, and watching cheesy romance TV shows.

Kareem Harris

Credentials: Conversational English Eagle Heights

Position title: Program Coordinator

Email: kareemh.guts@gmail.com

Hello my name is Kareem Harris, Im currently a junior majoring in Landscape Architecture. I am from Washington DC, and I have a passion for outdoors, working out, American Football and giving back to others.…

Savannah Sander

Credentials: Conversational English Eagle Heights

Email: SavannahS.guts@gmail.com

Savannah is a first-year master’s student studying social work. She enjoys swimming, cooking, and taking long walks with her dog Juice.

Vivian Zhai

Credentials: World Language Learners

Position title: Program Coordinator

Email: vivianz.guts@gmail.com

Vivian is a sophomore studying Sociology and Communication Arts. She likes photography, trying new restaurants and going to parks with friends.

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 junior studying Genetics and Genomics.  If you could use some assistance in study skills – be it time management, motivation, procrastination, or anything else –…

Saket Dhore

Credentials: Study Skills

Position title: Program Coordinator/Study Skills Specialist

Email: saketd.guts@gmail.com

Saket is sophomore majoring in Computer Science. He is one of our Study Skills Coordinator. Some of his hobbies include Soccer, Pool, reading etc.

Arlene Elias-Miller

Credentials: Study & Learning Skills

Position title: Study & Learning Skills Specialist/Program Coordinator

Email: arlenee.guts@gmail.com

Hello! My name is Arlene, and I am a Study and Learning Skills Specialist for the McBurney Center. I am a second-year master’s student in the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program. I am passionate about helping…

Abdullah Marei

Credentials: Study & Learning Skills

Position title: Study & Learning Skills Specialist/Program Coordinator

Email: abdullahm.guts@gmail.com

Abdullah works as a Study and Learning Skills Specialist at McBurney Resource Center and GUTS. They are a Senior majoring in Psychology, pursuing a Ph.D. after graduation. On campus, they work as a research assistant under…

Preston Wong

Credentials: Study & Learning Skills

Position title: Study & Learning Skills Specialist/Program Coordinator

Email: prestonw.guts@gmail.com

Preston is a graduate student in the Master of Science in Financial Economics program. He graduated from Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska with a triple major in Economics, Environmental Science, and Medical Mathematics. He is…

Office Support

Josh Mitchell

Position title: Outreach Coordinator

Email: jlmitchell3@wisc.edu

Joshua Mitchell is a senior studying Life Science Communication and Environmental studies with a certificate in Digital Studies. He enjoys playing guitar, going to concerts, and biking.

Cole Navin

Position title: Office Coordinator

Email: navinc.guts@gmail.com

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

Office Management

Sruthi Atluri

Credentials: Language Programs

Position title: Senior Coordinator

Email: guts-languageprograms@mailplus.wisc.edu

Sruthi is a senior 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…

Rae Flores

Credentials: Study Support

Position title: Senior Coordinator

Email: guts-studyprograms@mailplus.wisc.edu

Rae is a second year MA student in the GWS department. She enjoys helping people to find the ways they learn and perform best. She is looking forward to supporting the study skills and P2P…

Tess Maki

Credentials: Academic Programs

Position title: Senior Coordinator

Email: guts-academicprograms@mailplus.wisc.edu

Tess is a graduate student pursuing a masters in French literature. She is looking forward to overseeing the Drop-in and Academic Match programs within GUTS this year. Outside of work and school, she likes shopping,…