University of Wisconsin–Madison

Contact

Contact UW-Madison Campus Recruiter

International Division
252 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Phone: (608) 262-1121 (office)
Email: peacecorps@international.wisc.edu

Walk-In Advising Hours

(check the Events on our Home Page for any changes to the regular schedule)

Wednesdays, 11am – 1pm
Thursdays, 3pm – 5pm

 

Kate Schachter, UW Campus Peace Corps Recruiter

Kate has broad experience working with Peace Corps. She made a personal commitment to her country and the Peace Corps concept in 1961 with President Kennedy’s challenge. She finally had the opportunity to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana from 2004-2007. That was followed by active participation on the leadership team of the RPCVs of Wisconsin–Madison, from 2007 to the present. She also was elected as a National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) Board member and Group Leaders Forum Coordinator from 2010–2013. In 2016 she returned to volunteer service as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in the Republic of Georgia. Kate is a co-founder and Group Leader of the RPCVs for Environmental Action.

Contact Kate at peacecorps@international.wisc.edu.


Maj Fischer, interim director for external relations, UW-Madison International Division

Maj Fischer, currently interim director for external relations in UW-Madison’s International Division, was a Peace Corps Volunteer (Education) in Poland.  She later worked for the agency as associate director for the Peace Corps in Fiji from 2003-2005, re-opening the program after its five-year hiatus.

After Fiji, she moved half way around the world to Copenhagen, Denmark, to work for The Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) before returning to UW-Madison in 2010 where she started UW-Madison’s International Internship Program as well as coordinating the campus Peace Corps recruiting office. From 1996-2003, Maj served as Associate Director for UW-Madison’s International Academic Programs. She was also a Fulbright participant in Korea, a summer intern in Brussels, and spent a year in both Finland and Sweden as an exchange student. While she has lived around the world, Maj is a proud native of Wisconsin with an undergraduate degree (AB) from the University of Chicago and a Masters in Public Policy (MPP) focusing on International Development and Education Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Contact Maj at mhfischer@international.wisc.edu.

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