Professional Staff

Alyssa Conrardy,

Neighborhood Housing Coordinator

Phone: (414) 229-6999

FAX: (414)229-4274

External Relations Office Assistant

External Relations Office Assistants help build relationships between UW-Milwaukee’s off-campus students and long-term residents living in the neighborhood. They provide resources to students living off-campus and represent students in neighborhood association meetings.  They also produce and deliver newsletters in the neighborhood with seasonal information on renting, safety, and nearby events. External Relations Office Assistants have significant leadership and administrative responsibilities in the office and are your first point of contact regarding any neighborhood housing needs and concerns. In addition to daily office functions, they serve in a variety of capacities, including managing website listings for available housing arrangements, assisting student tenants regarding their rights and responsibilities, and making referrals to campus and community resources.

Juan Perez

Hello, my name is Juan Perez, and I am studying Marketing at the Lubar School of Business. This will be my senior year at UWM, and I have been living off-campus for the past year. One of the things I enjoy most about being off-campus is being able to interact with the community and the people in it. I enjoy going to the countless festivals and concerts that happen throughout the year in Milwaukee. In my free time, I play soccer with my friends and explore the city and its many establishments. The Neighborhood Housing Office offers many resources, including a landlord rating system which was very useful in helping me find a quality landlord during my apartment search.


Alisa Weant

Hello, my name is Alisa Weant. I am a senior at UWM majoring in communication with a minor in Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies. I have lived off-campus the past three years, and I love the freedom that comes with it. I love getting to choose where I want to live and who I want to live with. I enjoy living in Milwaukee for many reasons, but my favorite things are all the events that happen year round, especially in summer. UWM has a lot of amazing resources that are available to students. My favorite resource is the Housing Fair that the Neighborhood Housing Office hosts in the spring. Students have the opportunity to meet landlords with available properties in person to discuss their options for housing. You can see what costs will be like and even set up appointments for tours. In my free time I like to travel and explore the city.


Drew Whittaker

Hello everyone, my name is Drew Whittaker. I will be starting my senior year here at UWM this fall and am majoring in Communication. I have been living off-campus for three years now. In my opinion, while living off-campus does present its challenges it is definitely worth it! Living off-campus has helped me grow into more of a responsible and conscientious person. I think one of the most valuable resources students can access through the NHO is our listings homepage. The homepage is a great place to start looking for your first/next place to live, and most places are close to campus. Some of my favorite things to do in the Upper East Side community are go for runs along the beautiful lake front, enjoy a relaxing day at Bradford Beach, and walk the trails throughout Lake Park. Some less common hobbies I have are shoe/sneaker collecting, (seriously I have approximately 35 pair of shoes), weight-lifting, and making semi-sarcastic comments in my daily conversations. I’m always willing to meet and talk to new people so if you see me in the neighborhood or on campus say “what’s good?”.

Jeremy Zelman

My name is Jeremy Zelman. In 2014 I graduated from UWM with a BFA in Music Composition and Technology, and am currently a graduate student pursuing degrees in Music Theory and Composition, and Music History and Literature, graduating in the spring semester of 2018. I have lived off-campus for the past seven years, and thoroughly enjoy every minute of being part of the greater Milwaukee community and representing UWM in the best possible way. I find that one of the most useful resources for prospective renters is the option to review your lease at the University Legal Clinic. In my free time, I like to frequent the Upper East Side’s many eateries. Often, I find myself making obscure Seinfeld references for my own amusement and coining phrases like “deceivingly thick memes”. If you see me in the neighborhood, don’t be shy, and feel free to say hello!