Afternoon Session



Pick up in the Sewell Social Sciences Building lobby and bring to afternoon classroom.

Small Group Workshops


Learning activities with an L&S Teaching Mentor in assigned classroom. Will include a short break with snack.

Teaching Mentors

Abby Letak is a dissertator in the Sociology Department and an award-winning educator. Her research focuses on mental health and wellbeing, specifically looking at self-care, neoliberalism, and cultural productivity imperatives. She has taught as both a TA and instructor of record for multiple courses during her time at UW-Madison, including “The Sociology of Mental Health,” which she designed from scratch. She is currently an instructor in the Writing Center, working one-on-one with students, leading workshops, and facilitating a graduate student writing group. In her free time, she enjoys co-directing a local dance company, spending time with her orange tabby cat, watching television, and crafting.

Danielle Nelson is a PhD Candidate in English.





Steven Moen is a third-year Statistics Ph.D. student with research interests in time-dependent data with applications to finance and macroeconomics. He’s worked in various industry roles in risk management, and he currently works as a statistical consultant for researchers in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Before coming to UW-Madison, he earned a master’s degree in Statistics and a bachelor’s degree in Statistics and Economics, and he is a CFA Charterholder. In his spare time, he enjoys weightlifting and playing piano.


Patty Lan is a dissertator in the socio-cultural anthropology department. She has been a teaching assistant and head teaching assistant for Anthropology 104, one of the campus’s largest lecture-style ethnic studies requirement courses. She also independently lectured for Anthropology 300, the theory and methods requirement course for anthropology majors. She is experienced with designing lesson plans for discussion-based sections and navigating politically complex learning material on race, class and gender. Her own research is on international development, education, and South Korea.