Our Former Students (2017-18)

Carol Silva

Carol Silva

Journalism and International Studies

“The Morgridge Center has taught me the importance of living a lifestyle of civic engagement. It has shaped my education and my principles while teaching me how to be a leader. I’m so thankful for the experience, friends and incredible memories I will take with me from my time here.”

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Jalen Mathes

Jalen Mathes

Communication Arts

“The Morgridge Center has put me into contact with incredible people with whom I am so happy I was able to meet and create relationships with. Working at the Morgridge Center was a highlight of my senior year!”

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Jennifer Torner

Jennifer Torner

International Studies and Environmental Studies

“Working at the Morgridge Center as a Community-based Learning intern has impacted me by providing the opportunity to meet and work with a large number of people all across campus and in various community organizations. Developing relationships with these various communities has expanded my understanding of what it means to be an active participant in my community and has helped me grow as a communicator and an educator.”

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Julia Wagner

Julia Wagner

Community and Nonprofit Leadership and Political Science

“The Morgridge Center has impacted me in many ways. It has given me the opportunity to invest in the Madison community in a more deep and meaningful way and has enabled me to be creative, take risks, and think critically about establishing connections between the campus community and greater Madison community. Each of these things has shown me more of what it means to be an active community member and how to further inspire others to do the same.”

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Lauren Lewandowski

Lauren Lewandowski

Journalism and History

“The Morgridge Center has shown me the value of not only getting to know my community more, but working alongside it to make it a better place for all to enjoy. At the Morgridge Center, I have had the privilege of meeting and working alongside some of the most talented and passionate professional and student staff who have inspired and pushed me to do my best work and be my best self each and every day. That is something I will take with me into the future more than anything else and I just want to say thank you to everyone at the Morgridge Center for believing in me and for celebrating my achievements with me!”

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Mehak Qureshi

Mehak Qureshi

International Studies

“My work as a Community-based Learning intern for the Morgridge Center has pushed me to work outside of my comfort zone and become familiar with different areas of study!”

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Miah Gatzke

Miah Gatzke

Community and Nonprofit Leadership

“The Morgridge Center has been my home on campus. I have had the privilege of learning from incredible staff, students, and community partners who have shaped the way I approach public service and civic engagement.”

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Micky Nguyen

Micky Nguyen

Microbiology

“Badger Volunteers changed my life as my leader gave me the confidence I needed to step out of my comfort zone and take control of my life.”

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Natalie Marshall

Natalie Marshall

Environmental Studies and History

“The Morgridge Center has taught me so much about public service and helped me grow as a person.  I learned the importance of working with communities rather than on communities, and finding a place where your skills fit with the goals of your community partner.  As the transportation intern, I used a lot of logistical skills, and this internship has showed me that even behind-the-scenes work can be a powerful way to enact positive change.”

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Samuel Park

Samuel Park

Neurology and Sociology

“At the Morgridge Center, I’ve met some of the most brilliant and passionate individuals on this campus. This opportunity allowed me to grow and critically reflect on the intersections of power, identity and civic engagement. I’m so grateful for my time here and this community that I have become a part of.”

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Sneha Patri

Sneha Patri

Computer Engineering and Computer Science

“The Morgridge Center has been a part of my UW experience throughout the four years. I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing individuals who have been very supportive and have helped me grow tremendously over the past year. I will always be grateful that I was part of such a wonderful and welcoming family. The work I did here has enabled me to become a civic-minded individual and have shaped my thoughts on public service.”

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Yasmin Schamiloglu

Yasmin Schamiloglu

International Studies

“I am grateful — to my Morgridge Center and BV Exec Board colleagues, to all our BVs, and to our generous ed session presenters. They have shown me the possibilities for engaging in public service, how we can maintain a compassionate workplace, and true leadership — that enacts change through the empowerment of each individual team member.”

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