University of Wisconsin–Madison

Meet Our Staff

CEC Professional Staff

Abby Lemke

Career Advisor

Abby is out of the office on extended leave until November 2017.

Education: B.A. with majors in Sociology and Political Science, UW-Madison; M.S. in College Student Personnel,  Bowling Green State University

Work Experience: 10 years’ experience as an academic and career advisor in CCAS and the College of Engineering at UW-Madison; two years’ experience as a college prep advisor for high school students; Nationally Certified Yoga Instructor

Claire Peters

Career Advisor

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Education: B.A. in Journalism, UW-Madison; M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language, University of Montana; M.S. in Counseling, UW-Madison

Work Experience: Career and academic advising since 2000; many years working in Yellowstone National Park; small-business entrepreneurship

Jonathon Ferguson

Student Services Coordinator

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Education: A.A., William Rainey Harper College; B.A. with a major in History, Northern Illinois University; M.S. Ed. in Adult & Higher Education, Northern Illinois University

Work Experience: 5 years’ full-time experience in retail; career and academic advising since 2005

Michelle Jackson

Career Advisor

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Education: B.A. in Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.S. in Educational Psychology, emphasis in Community Counseling, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Work Experience: Over 2 years working in career counseling and advising, as well as several years working in behavioral health and mental health counseling.

Rebecca Bradbury

Career Advisor

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Education: B.A. with a major in Sociology, Kenyon College; M Ed. in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University

Work Experience: Spent a decade working in IT consulting, and has since worked as a career advisor at Vanderbilt University, Wake Forest University School of Business, and UW-Madison