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Diversity Affairs Office
College of Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Room 2107 Mechanical Engineering Building
1513 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706

Tel: (608) 890-1403
Fax: (608) 890-2133

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8:30AM - 4:30PM (MWRF)
10:00AM - 4:30PM (T)

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Mary Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.

Director of Diversity Research and Initiatives
mfitzpatrick@engr.wisc.edu

(608) 890-3349

                   

Mary Fitzpatrick, Ph.D. is an educational psychology researcher and former engineer. She directs the student programs and initiatives offered by the Diversity Affairs Office, evaluates program outcomes for diversity initiatives and conducts original research in the area of underrepresented individuals and organizational climate in engineering education and the workplace.


Dr. Fitzpatrick holds an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering, a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and was a practicing engineer for GE Healthcare, Microsoft and other leading companies before earning her Ph.D. in educational psychology. In her spare time, Dr. Fitzpatrick enjoys reading, skiing, biking, hiking and paddle boarding with friends and family.

 


 

     

Brian Nunez

Assistant Director
bcnunez@engr.wisc.edu

(608) 263-5367

                   

Brian Nunez has a B.S. in Biology from Coastal Carolina University and a M.A. from Lewis University in Higher Education Systems.  His professional passion centers on empowering students to make mindful decisions about their educational path.


As the Director of the Engineering Summer Program, Brian looks forward to preparing tomorrow’s engineers through rigorous college-level course work, industry tours and project based learning to compliment classroom instruction. Seeing students go through the program and be successful at UW-Madison, College of Engineering is the most rewarding aspect of his position. In his free time Brian enjoys paddling, playing music and attending sporting events in Madison.

 


 

    

Denise Thomas

DAO Program Coordinator
dthomas3@wisc.edu

(608) 890-1403                   

 

Denise Thomas is the Program Coordinator for Diversity Affairs Office. She has worked for UW-Madison for 8 years with the Wisconsin Alliance for Minority Participation (WiscAMP) program as the program assistant.

 

Besides her dedication to helping college students, Denise is very involved in the Native American community in Madison through her work with Native American students in middle and high school as part of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) program. She enjoys working with students and with programs that help students achieve their academic goals.

 


 

    

Shuia (David) Chen

Program and Evaluation Assistant
schen429@wisc.edu

 

Shuia (David) Chen recieved two degrees, Hydraulic Engineering and Economics, from Tsinghua University, and completed a one year master's training in Educational Economics at Peking University.


Currently, Chen is a master's student in the Global Higher Education Program in the School of Education. He is very glad to join the DAO and will do his best to help students in the College of Engineering. He hopes to use his knowledge and experiences to make students' dreams come true!

 


 

Rosaleena Mohanty

Program and Evaluation Assistant
rmohanty@wisc.edu

 

       

Rosaleena Mohanty is delighted to work with the DAO as a Program and Evaluator Assistant this Fall. She is a graduate student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and has a goal to become a good researcher.


Being in engineering herself, Rosaleena is excited to use this opportunity to encourage and support students considering engineering as a career option. She looks forward to contributing and being a part of the success of the DAO.

 


 

      

Annie Yang
Web Developer
axyang@wisc.edu

 

Annie Yang is the DAO Web Developer and is in her third year undergraduate in the Biomedical Engineering Department. She has been a part of the DAO through the LEED Scholars Program since she was a freshman.


Annie hopes to use her engineering skills to provide affordable medical device to communities with low access to medical services. Through web design, she is excited to give back to the DAO community and serve her fellow peers. In her spare time, Annie enjoys reading, drawing, playing frisbee, fishing, and running.