University of Wisconsin–Madison

About Us

Work with Us

The Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE) helps incoming students adjust to life at UW-Madison, while educating faculty and staff on ways to connect with first-year students.

We hire undergraduate students, instructors, and professional staff members to to help new students transition to UW-Madison and find their place on campus.

Our Professional Staff

Kevin Clarke

Assistant Director, Academic Engagement

(608) 265-3079

Megan Dial

Coordinator, Academic Engagement

(608) 265-3265

Heather Ferguson

Coordinator, Orientation Operations

(608) 265-3264

Chika Kusakawa

Coordinator, Orientation Programming

(608) 263-3067

Carren Martin

Director/Assistant Dean

(608) 263-0363

Tracy Mores

Assistant Director, Transfer Initiatives

(608) 890-1649

Carol Pope

Office Manager

(608) 263-6951

Chris Verhaeghe

Assistant Director, Orientation Initiatives

(608) 263-0369

Our Graduate Student Staff

Vivian Burnette

Co-Director, Greater University Tutoring Service


333 East Campus Mall, Suite #4413

Our Student Interns

Jessica Fischer

Transfer Initiatives Intern

Darby Hoffman

Communications Intern

Leah Leonidas

Communications Intern

Meet the CFYE Interns

The interns at CFYE have the opportunity to work directly with first-year students to improve their time at UW-Madison.

Watch this video to get to know our student interns at CFYE and hear their insights for first-year students.