Meet Our Staff

Career Exploration Center (CEC) advisors are available to support undergraduate students who are undecided about their academic and career goals. Students can meet with a CEC advisor for an in-person or remote appointment.

Appointments can be scheduled with all CEC advisors through the online scheduling tool Starfish, found in your MyUW portal.

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CEC Professional Staff

Audrey Cowling

Credentials: (she/her/hers)

Position title: Career Advisor

Audrey moved around a lot growing up and doesn’t consider any particular place her hometown. She has lived in Madison and worked at the Career Exploration Center since 2018. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology…

Claire Peters

Credentials: (she/her/hers)

Position title: Career Advisor

Claire considers UW-Madison her second home, having grown up in and near Madison, earned  her undergraduate and master’s degrees here, and worked on campus for more than 20 years. She has also lived and worked…

Michelle Jackson

Credentials: (she/her/hers)

Position title: Interim Director

Michelle is from the Milwaukee area and moved to Madison, to attend UW-Madison for college. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and then completed her Masters Degree in Community Counseling from UW-Milwaukee.  While in…

CEC Communications

Marissa DeGroot

Credentials: (she/her/hers)

Position title: Assistant Director of Campus-wide Communications

 

Marissa DeGroot coordinates communications efforts for the Office of Undergraduate Advising as well as the Career Exploration Center.