Wendy is a first year Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology. Prior to attending UW–Madison, she served as a Special Assistant and Policy Advisor at the Office of the United States Trade Representative.
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Sara is a first year Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology. Before coming to Madison, she did organizing and community-based campaign work in NYC. She loves Wisconsin but misses the NYC subway—even the subway rats.
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Jess is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Jess has been a member of the TAA for four years, and this is his third year as PEC co-chair.
Prior to graduate school, Jess taught high school band and music classes in Chicago, Illinois where he was a proud member of the Chicago Teachers’ Union.
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Jake is a fifth-year in Sociology. He has been a member of TAA since 2013, and PEC since it rebooted in late 2014. Before coming to Madison, he worked with WE ACT for Environmental Justice. Jake likes to procrastinate by endlessly experimenting with new productivity apps.
Michael has been a graduate student in UW–Madison’s Integrated Program in Biochemistry for far longer than he cares to admit. He finally joined the TAA in the fall of 2016, and his interest in both electoral and community politics quickly landed him in PEC.
When he’s not compiling agendas and minutes for the committee, he’s likely to be in lab insisting that his co-workers learn the difference between the en-dash and the em-dash.
Hugh is a second-year Ph.D student in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Prior to starting at UW, he worked with a labor rights group in the Bay Area.
Walker is a fifth-year student in the Law & Sociology joint graduate degree program. He has been a member of TAA since 2013. Before coming to Madison, he worked for The Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. He currently works at the COWS, a progressive research institute, and is the policy coordinator for Our Wisconsin Revolution.