Meet The Team
Natalie has numerous years of experience serving disadvantaged families in the Milwaukee area. Her experience includes prior work as a W2 case manager, where she saw first-hand the struggles many mothers faced trying to get out of poverty and move into family sustaining employment. Natalie received her undergraduate degree from UWM in Psychology with a minor in English. She has her Master's degree in Counselor Education from the UW - Whitewater and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. Natalie has extensive experience assisting adults with career exploration and professional development. She is a member of the Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership and the Higher Education Alliance of Advocates for Students with Children. She serves as the staff advisor to the Student Parent Association at UWM and is a member of the UWM Lactation Support Program Committee and the UWM Adult and Transfer Student Committee. As the Life Coach/Coordinator of the Life Impact Program, Natalie is directly involved with assisting students in meeting their personal, academic and professional goals and is also responsible for creating and maintaining program structure and policy. Natalie has presented on the Life Impact Program and Student Parent issues across campus, in the community and across North America. Natalie lives in Milwaukee and is the mother of two children.
Carlotta is currently a graduate student at UW-Milwaukee pursuing a Master's degree in Language, Literature, and Translation, with a concentration in translation. She graduated from UW-Milwaukee in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Italian Studies, with minors in Comparative Literature and Spanish. Carlotta has numerous years of tutoring experience in various subjects and with students ranging widely in both age and skill level. Carlotta finds great satisfaction in working with others and is proud to be part of a program that supports student parents. As a Life Coach Assistant, Carlotta works closely with students to challenge, motivate and encourage them to improve their academic standing through peer-to-peer advising and mentoring based on each student's needs.
Dana is currently in the Occupational Therapy Program at the UW-Milwaukee. She will graduate with a Master's Degree in August of 2014. She has a prior Bachelor's Degree in Education with a focus on middle childhood through early adolescence children. She has been at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for many years and cannot think of a better place to get her education. When Dana is not on campus, she enjoys spending her time volunteering for different organizations like Easter Seals and Special Olympics. She has a natural inclination to advocate for individuals with disabilities and hardships. Having been a student-parent at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for many years, Dana has a number of resources to provide to the participants of the Life Impact Program. She works diligently to assist student-parents to have success in their higher education goals.
Anne is currently an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Accounting at UW-Milwaukee. She transferred here in Fall 2012 from UW-Sheboygan and is expected to graduate May 2015 with a Bachelor's of Business Administration. Anne has enjoyed meeting new people on campus and hopes to study abroad during her undergraduate studies. As clerical assistant, she provides administrative support to the Life Impact Program team and helps student parents achieve their academic goals.