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Jason Proctor

Jason Proctor

Major and year in school

Neurobiology; Senior

Tell us a little about yourself!

I am from Cary, Illinois and grew up next to a large conservation district. As a result I learned to love hiking, biking, and anything related to the outdoors. If I am not working you can find me sitting on the Terrace or going on a walk down Lakeshore Path.

Why are you excited to be apart of the JLC?

I am excited to return as a JLC intern because it allows me another opportunity to transform the campus around me. I love our programming and the various ways the JLC gives back to the UW-Madison community.

Favorite part of the Union

My favorite thing about the Union is the art galleries in both Memorial Union and Union South. They allow for awesome creative outlets for both student artists and the general public.
Favorite part of campus
My favorite thing about campus is Lake Mendota and the Isthmus. The lakes and surrounding area are a beautiful part of campus that really make UW-Madison unique.

Catharine Yi

Catharine Yi

Major and year in school

Journalism; Senior

Tell us a little about yourself!

I grew up in a small city in the mid-south part of China. My hometown is famous for spicy food. One of the most famous dishes is stinky tofu, which smells really bad but tastes so good. I'd never been to the U.S. before I came to Madison. This is how I became more independent and a self-leader. During my spare time, I love going to karaoke and watching comedy. As a foodie, I also like to try new restaurants. The sweet potato pancakes from Short Stack are one of my favorites! 

Why are you excited to be apart of the JLC?

I hope I can build on my communication skills and be more involved on campus and the community by working with the JLC. I'm very excited to be part of the team!

Favorite Part of the Union

I love sitting at the Terrace and enjoying the beautiful view. Also, a strawberry ice cream from Daily Scoop is a must!

Favorite part of campus

I love lake Mendota. Jogging around the lake is one of the most enjoyable things! 

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Jordan Campo

Jordan Campo

Major and year in school

Communication Arts; Senior

Tell us a little about yourself!

I am originally from NY, but fell in love with Madison after my first visit four years ago. In my free time you can find me cooking, doing yoga, or cheering on the Badgers at Camp Randall

Why are you excited to be apart of the JLC?

The JLC is such an great place to meet people from all backgrounds who share a common interest in leadership. Through the JLC, I have had the opportunity to meet incredible people who I would have otherwise never met.

Favorite part of the Union

The Terrace! It is the perfect place to relax on a sunny day. 

Favorite part of campus

I love how much school spirit everyone has. The energy and excitement that all the students and faculty have for the school is one of the best parts about attending UW-Madison

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Joel Baraka

Joel Baraka

Major and year in school

Civil Engineering; Sophomore

Tell us a little about yourself!

I was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, however, three months after I was born, war broke up in my home area and so my family was forced to seek refugee in the neighboring country, Uganda, and this is where I have grown up. In my free time, I love learning while trying to understand how games work, reading non-fiction, listening to motivational speeches, playing soccer and hanging out with friends.

Why are you excited to be apart of the JLC?

I am looking forward to sharing knowledge and learning from every person I will come across as I intern at the JLC.

Favorite part of the Union

The Daily Scoop remains my favorite part of the Union! I am always looking forwards to a Friday when I get to buy some ice cream after an exhausting week.

Favorite part of campus

The Terrace is!! Lake Mendota really has a great and calming view. Its a great place for taking walks and meeting and hanging out with friends.

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Lily Muelrath

Lily Muelrath

Major and year

Human Development & Family Studies and Sociology; Junior

Tell us a little about yourself

I grew up west of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Being involved in the community, if that is through student organizations or volunteer work, is something that I am passionate about. In my free time, I enjoy going on adventures and trying new things.

What are you most excited for at the JLC?

I am excited to become more involved within the UW-Madison community and explore all the different styles of leadership. It will also be fun and beneficial to expand my own leadership skills.

Favorite part of the Union

My go to place on campus is the Union! I love sitting out by the Terrace at Memorial Union on a beautiful day and hanging out with friends. Additionally, I like going to The Marquee Cinema at Union South to watch movies.

Favorite thing about campus

There are so many opportunities! No matter what your interests are, there is always something that you can join.

 

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Delilah Schuster

Delilah Schuster

Major and year in school

Music Education and French; Sophomore

Tell us a little about yourself!

I was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. Over the summer, I worked as a summer camp counselor in Wisconsin and had a blast doing it! In my free time, I love to sing and do crafts, as well as spending as much time as possible out in nature.

Why are you excited to be apart of the JLC?

I'm excited to be working with the JLC because of the opportunity to help others develop their personal leadership skills while also growing in my own leadership and professional skills.

Favorite part of the Union

My favorite part about the Union is all of the different study spaces to choose from!

Favorite part of campus

I love being able to see the lake from basically anywhere.

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Linzie Gienau

Linzie Gienau

Major and Year in School

Creative Writing; Senior

Tell us a little about yourself!

Growing up in River Falls, Wisconsin is where I first began to develop my passions for leadership and creative expression. On the rare occasion that I am not working or in class, you can find me biking around Lake Monona, playing a "highly intense" game of Scrabble, immersed in a Roxanne Gay book, bing-watching Shameless, or buying eggs at the farmer's market every week. 

Why are you excited to be apart of the JLC?

With my time at the JLC, I am most excited about working with Porchlight to better connect their mission to the UW-Madison campus. Additionally, I am looking forward to all of the new people I will meet, experiences I will have, and skills I hope to learn. 

Favorite part of the Union

Without a doubt, my favorite part about the Union is watching a sunset from the Terrace with friends. 

Favorite part of campus

One of my favorite places on campus is the Babcock Dairy Store in February when they offer half-priced ice cream! 

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Mary Russell

Mary Russell

Mary joined the Wisconsin Union in June of 2017. She oversees the Jones Leadership Center and advises the Vice Presidents for the Wisconsin Union Directorate. Mary has been at UW-Madison for 11 years and has worked in the areas of career advising, scholarships, service-learning and coordinating events. She is excited to be working closely with students as they develop their leadership skills. Maryis originally from Iowa and received her BS from Iowa State University and her MAE from the University of Northern Iowa. In her free time she likes to do outdoor activities outdoor, is an amateur photographer,  and volunteers in the community.