The Team at CCAS

The advisors at Cross-College Advising Service come from various educational, career, and life backgrounds. Our experiences give us a wide set of perspectives and approaches that we use in our work with students. We welcome the opportunity to help students work toward identifying and developing their strengths and interests to start building their own paths towards academic and professional success. We invite our campus colleagues to call upon us to assist with getting information to students about majors, programs, or opportunities available through their departments, or to help with student referrals.  



Kristin Armstrong

BS Human Development and Family Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, MS Counseling with a Higher Education Emphasis, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Camille Bernier

BA Anthropology, Penn State University; MA/PhD Anthropology, Certificate in American Indian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Brian Bischel
Assistant Director

BS Secondary Education/English; MA African-American Studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Rebecca Bradbury
Career Advisor

BA Sociology, Kenyon College; M.Ed. Human Development Counseling, Vanderbilt University


  Career Advisor

- Coming soon!




Jessica Dekuiper

BA Sociology, Beloit College; MA Languages and Cultures of Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Jonathon Ferguson
Student Services Coordinator

BA History; MS Ed. Adult and Higher Education, Northern Illinois University

Noel Howlett
Student Services Coordinator

BA Psychology & German, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kate Kurek

BA English; MA, Library & Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Abby Lemke

Abby Lemke
Career Advisor

BA Political Science and Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; MA College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University

Diana Maki
Associate Director

BS Psychology, Drake University; MS Counseling, University of Wisconsin-Madison



Kate Matusinec

BA Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Liz McCarthy
Assistant Director

BS Animal Science and Agronomy, Wilmington College of Ohio; MS Plant & Soil Science, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Alex Mok

BS Economics, Mathematical Emphasis; MA Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison (in progress)

Claire Peters
Senior Career Advisor

BA Journalism, MS Counseling, University of Wisconsin-Madison; MA Teaching English as a Second Language, University of Montana-Missoula

Charles Schleicher
Senior Advisor

BA Linguistics, University of Kentucky; MA Linguistics & Classics, University of Kansas; PhD Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Emily Schmidt
Assistant Director

BA French and International Studies, Certificate in European Studies; MS Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Amy Shannon
Advisor/Career Advisor

BA English, History, Certificate in Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison; MS Counseling-Higher Education University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Emily Sivesind-Finger
Advising Operations Coordinator

BA Political Science, Child Psych, minor Public Health, University of Minnesota; MA Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas

Sara Stephenson
Senior Advisor

BA English, Certificate in Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison; MS College Student Development, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Timothy Walsh

BA English, Boston College; MA/PhD English, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Steven Wong

BS Sociology and Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; MS Education College Student Services Administration, Oregon State University