Nonprof-IT Staff

Adam Hudson

nonprofit_profile_hudson_aAdam developed and launched NonProf-IT in the fall of 2014 and has been leading teams of students through this experiential learning program since inception. Adam teaches front end development courses at the School of Information Studies (SOIS). He earned a bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, his MLIS from UWM, and a Specialization in Web Development from the University of Southern California. In his spare time he enjoys traveling as much as possible and spending time with his wife and 2 kids.

Kaleb Cravillion

Kaleb is a Senior majoring in Information Science while pursuing a certificate in Digital Arts and Culture. He has been a part of Nonprof-IT as a student leader for three semesters and has been the program assistant for two semesters.

Kaleb is continuing on at UWM pursuing an accelerated masters degree in IST, which has been his goal since transitioning from a career in the US Army.

Spring 2022 Students

Glendale/River Hills Foundation

Matthew Phillips

Matthew Phillips Matt is a second-degree student at UW-Milwaukee in the Information Science Technology program. He previously graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College with a bachelor’s degree. Currently, in his second semester at UW-Milwaukee, he has experience with web design and Windows 10 applications. Having learned the fundamentals of web design, he is eager to work collaboratively with the Nonprof-IT team on the West Bend Housing Authority project. Information technology is a new endeavor for him, as his previous background was in clinical health care. In his free time, he is a history and film enthusiast.

Lucy Akomeah

Lucy Akomeah Lucy is a senior majoring in Information Science Technology. My career goal is to end up in the cybersecurity sector of I.t. I have obtained my Security + certification and plan to take the exam to obtain my ethical hacker certification this summer. For the past four years I have worked for BMO Harris bank in their credit card division. I’m hoping the knowledge I’ve learned there combined with school will prepare me in the world of cybersecurity. In my spare time, I love to travel to different countries and learn about different cultures. I’m excited for the hands on experience this class will open me up to and the opportunities to follow.

Kerri Rentmeester

Kerri RentmeesterKerri is a senior majoring in Information Science and Technology, seeking her second Bachelor of Science degree, as she plans to transition careers into the tech field. This is her first experience with an internship, and she is excited to dive into a hands-on project management endeavor. After graduation she is interested in pursuing a career in software development, artificial intelligence and blockchain, or database administration. In her free time she enjoys hiking, bowling, reading, and traveling.

Britany Waite

Brittany WaiteBrittany is in her Junior year at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee majoring in Design and Visual Communication while minoring in Information Science and Technology. This is her first semester in Nonprof-IT and is excited to gain more experience to help her with future jobs. Brittany hopes to bring a designer’s eye into the IST world and be able to push herself to create new and interesting ideas for clients. In her free time Brittany enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing video games, and designing in Illustrator.

Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center

Colt Hamilton

Colt is a Junior currently studying Information Science and Technology at UW-Milwaukee. He currently serves as Vice President for the Sports Club Leadership Council and the Football Club. Colt is intending to apply for his Master’s in IST and join the Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship. This Fellowship, along with his previous experience in the United States Marine Corps serving overseas in a diplomatic security position, should provide the foundation needed to start an exciting career representing his country again. Spring 22 is Colt’s first term under NonProfIT.

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Anila Rudi

Anila is a sophomore who just made the transition to the Information Science and Technology major from computer science. This is her first internship experience, and she is eager to get hands-on project experience to apply in future endeavors. Her career aspirations entail full-stack development as both front-end and back-end work peak her interest. In her free time, Anila enjoys pure barre fitness and traveling.

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Litzy Arcos

Litzy is a Junior majoring in Information Science and Technology. She is also pursuing a minor in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres. This is her first semester participating in the NonprofIT program. She is excited to gain handson experience with the projects the program offers. Her main goal is to find a job that is a combination of technology and the arts.

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Yalguun Badrakh

Yalguun is a senior undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is majoring in Information Science and Technology and minoring in Computer Science while pursuing a web design certificate. He enjoys spending time with his friends, watching sports and working out. His biggest goal at the moment is staying focused and graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from UWM.

Jackson’s House Milwaukee Inc

Jeffrey Valodine Jr

Current UW-Milwaukee student of the graduation class of 2022. Knowledgeable and skillful in Information
Science and Technology. Focused, determined, and ready for any challenge.

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Calisto Minh

Calisto is a senior at UWM pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology (IST) and plans to graduate in 2022. He’s an international student who has traveled to several places to obtain worldwide education. He plans on expanding his horizon and expertise of IT skills, so he could work in any positions available, from cybersecurity to help desk. Currently, he’s working part-time as an office staff at UWM Bursar, the university’s financial institute, where he’s required to operate on DBMS and multi-purpose devices. He also troubleshoots any technical difficulties that might occur. Aside from work, he’s also managed and led a project in UIX design and is volunteering in the Nonprof-IT program to help an external company with their web development and social media reformation.

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Samuel Melander-Eppley

I am a Senior in the Information Science & Technology major. Before I even enrolled in UW-Milwaukee, I got my associates degree in Music Occupations, and Audio Production at Milwaukee Area Technical College. I wanted a more practical job, so I decided to enroll at UWM. It is my first time this semester in the Nonprof-IT program, and I hope to go into web design or security after I graduate. Things I like to do in my spare time are playing the guitar and walking my 2 dogs.

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Jenifer Martinez

Jenifer is a senior at UWM, majoring in Information Science & Technology, and is also pursuing the Digital Arts & Culture certificate. This is Jenifer’s first semester in the Nonprof-IT program. She is looking forward to any opportunities the program offers. Upon graduation, Jenifer would like a career in the Technology field with creative aspects.

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Westown Association of Milwaukee, Inc

Krischan Woehrer

Krischan is a second-degree student at UW-Milwaukee majoring in Computer Science while also pursuing a web development certificate. He previously graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in microbiology and worked in the medical field for a little over three years. Krischan now plans to pursue a career as a software engineer/developer and believes that the Nonprof-IT internship will provide invaluable experience to further his career in this field. In his free time, Krischan enjoys fishing, reading and competitive esports.

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Mikayla Eliyha

Mikayla is a senior majoring in Information Science and Technology, minoring in Computer Science, and receiving a certificate in Website Development. This is her third semester in Nonprof-IT and she is eager to begin learning and developing for another nonprofit organization. After graduation, she will be working as a software engineer in Chicago, IL. Her interests include painting, dancing, going to concerts, and cooking.

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Roshan Tariq

Roshan is a senior majoring in Information Science Technology. Since joining IST, I have made the dean’s list every semester in the IST program and become the Brand Ambassador of SOIS in Fall 2021. Previously, I have worked as End User support specialist for different companies, but never had experience of working with a Non-profit organization. I am excited to practically implement the knowledge that I have learned thought IST courses and go through the real- world experience that this course will open me up to and the opportunities to follow. After graduation, I am open to explore different IT jobs to figure out what fits me the best, but I am also interested in pursuing my career in cybersecurity.

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Matthew Madia

Matthew is a junior majoring in Information Science and Technology. He is very excited to work with Westown Association. Matthew hopes to start his career in the IT field straight out of college. Gaining skills and experience to move to a high-level managing position in the future. Taking this class Matthew hopes to further his IT skills and knowledge. In his spare time, Matthew watches movies and listens to music.

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Trevor Thole

Trevor is a senior in the School of Information Science graduating in the spring with a major in Information Science and Technology and a minor in Business Administration. This is his first semester with Nonprof-IT, and he is excited to get experience with hands on programming and project management. After graduation he intends on pursuing a second degree in Computer Science, where he can further develop his programming repertoire to eventually become a software engineer.

I Am A Son Freedom Inc

Giovanni Claudio

Giovanni is a Senior student majoring in Information Science and Technology at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a team lead for Nonprofit-IT. He networks with many IT organizations in hope of entering the career field and climbing up the job ladder. He desires to help companies with their information needs since many organizations struggle to adapt to the Information Age. Before joining, he already had three years of experience in designing and programming software through both Computer Science and Information Technology courses. By June 2022, he plans to land a job at Epic Systems as a Project Manager after graduating. In his free time, he loves to read horror stories and write short stories.

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Alex Vang

Alex is a senior majoring in Information Science and Technology. He will be graduating in Fall 2022. After graduation Alex plans on working in UX/UI design. Alex enjoys hanging out with friends, family, playing video games, writing, and volunteering. Alex looks forward to working with the nonprofit organization: I Am A Son.

Naima Shaqra

My name is Naima Shaqra.

This my third semester at UWM_Milwukee, even though I finished all my general classes at MATC. I was born and raised in the West Bank Ramallah city and worked as a manager at a Travel Agency before I moved to the USA. I loved that Job because I was helping people with their travel plans and, in many cases, solving their travel problems and selecting their vacation destinations.

In November 2007, I moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where I am still living. Upon my arrival, I started and managed my own business.

The world of computers is growing at an amazing rate every day. Computers are the most influential tools in our lives, representing our past, addressing the issues of the present, and leading us into the future. In my opinion, nothing on the planet can measure the exponential growth and excitement in the computing industry, an industry, in which I want to be a part. I am very interested in Software Engineering as a profession. My goal is to be part of a team who creates worthwhile, efficient, and useful software for consumers. I’m not sure what I’m going to major in. You can say I’m a sophomore this semester at the UWM Milwaukee. in the School of Information Studies. I think I should graduate in the spring of 2022.

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Jason Lor

My name is Jason Lor. I am a junior within the Infost Program. I hope by taking and assisting in the nonprofit IT course that I am able to diversify my skills and aid nonprofits in their skills as well. Currently I am a systems engineer under Kohl’s but aspire to focus more on the software aspect rather than the hardware end and am honing my skills in programming. I plan on getting certificates during and after college and possibly a masters degree within the IT field in the next 6-8 years. Outside of programming I enjoy hiking, traveling, fishing, camping, and playing video games.

Yassine El-Berki

Yassine el berki is a senior majoring information science technology program. My career goals are to be computer engineer focused on cyber security. I also obtained a certificate heath information technology. This my first internship experience and exited to dive in this project. In my free time I set up phones and maintenance tv programs. Information technology is life style for me.

Fall 2021 Students

UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

Zach Quadracci

Zach is a Junior majoring in Information Science and Technology. He is eager to take on the challenge of being a Team Lead for his Nonprof-IT group working with the UWM Planetarium and Raising the Bar. Zach plans to pursue a degree in cybersecurity, which has been a major driving factor since transitioning from a career in the US Marine Corps. In his spare time, he enjoys anything outside along with making funny references from The Lord of the Rings/ Hobbit series.

Kingsley Ike

Kingsley is a senior at the university of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Majoringin Information Technology. He hopes to start his career in IT management and gain knowledge on ways technology can be used to help businesses grow. He hopes to use this class to gain some insight into how to ask the right questions and survey clients on what they would like in the process of establishing a brand.

Katie Zanoni

My name is Katie, prefer to go by Kat, 22 years old, and currently a senior majoring in Information Science and Technology at UW-Milwaukee. This is my first semester in Nonprof-IT and I’m excited to gain knowledge in client-based project management while also benefiting a local nonprofit. My intended graduation date is in May of 2022. After graduation, I hope to pursue a career in database administration or UI/UX design. Some of my interests outside of school and work include roller skating, singing, learning guitar, and playing card games.

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Balance Inc.

Emmaline Bateman

Emmaline Bateman

Emmaline Bateman is a Senior majoring in Information Science Technology (IST), and will be graduating this December. Since joining IST Emmaline has made the dean’s list every semester in the IST program. This is her second time taking non-profit IT, and first time as a team lead for Nonprof-IT. This will also be her second time updating the front-end side of a website for a nonprofit organization.

After graduation, Emmaline plans to work in Milwaukee or in the Chicagoland area, and learn more on the job in IT, as well as get more certifications and training to advance her career. She is open to all jobs and positions but would like to pursue web development as she has the most experience in that field.

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Alexander Lamar Johnson

Alexander Lamar Johnson is a rising senior and IT Service Desk Intern at R.W Baird currently pursuing a B.S. and M.S in Information Science Technology. Proud veteran of the US Marine Crops and father, Alexander aspires to pursue a career in Ethical Hacking and Computer Forensic Investigation. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, graphic designing and urban streetwear fashion. This is Alexander’s first semester in non-profit IT, and he hopes to use his graphic design and coding skills to serve community organizations in need.

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Daniel Maciejewski

Daniel is a Senior in the Information Sciences and Technology major and pursuing certification as
a Cisco Certified Network Associate, CompTIA Security+ associate, and Digital Forensic Analyst. For years he worked in healthcare and is looking to play a leading role in security analysis for Medicine as it exists
on the Web. In his free time, Daniel enjoys hiking, biking, and reading impossibly dense literature on
Philosophy, Physics, Astronomy, and Ludology.

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Navpreet Singh

Navpreet is a senior majoring in Information Science and completing a certificate in health informatics. This is his first time being part of the Nonprof-IT program. He looks forward to gaining experience with the program. He enjoys his free time hanging out with friends and family.

 

Joyful Foundation Inc.

John Thompson

John is currently a junior at UWM majoring in Information Science & Technology, while also getting a minor in business. He is excited to be part of the Nonprof-IT program, for it is his first semester in the program. He has hopes of gaining experience in the field and to be given the opportunity to network with people who have already made a mark in their job area. For free time he enjoys going fishing in lake Michigan as well as working out and hanging out with friends in his downtime.

Deonte Jones

Deonte is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee who is graduating with a
bachelor’s degree in Information Science and Technology in Fall 2021. This is his first time
participating in Non-Profit IT and is exited to work with his client this semester and help them
redesign their current website. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends and
family and traveling.

Benjamin Kong

Benjamin is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee majoring in Information Science and Technology. This will be Benjamin’s first semester in the Nonprof-IT program. He looks forward to gaining real-world experience in the IT field from the program. He is interested in a career in user experience/interface designing and project management. In his spare time Benjamin enjoys traveling and experiencing different cultures and cuisines around the world. Out of all the locations he has visited, the city Toronto is his favorite due to how internationally diverse it is.

Jenna Russell

Jenna is a senior majoring in Information Science and Technology with plans to graduate in May 2022. This is her first semester with Nonprof-IT and she is looking forward to helping foundations working to build a stronger community while also sharpening her project management and web design skills. Jenna is currently leaning towards the data science and analytics side of things but has a broader interest in many fields. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts & Redeem and Restore Center

Rudy Schuebel

Rudy is a Senior at University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee majoring in Information Science, and is expecting to graduate in December of 2021.  He moved to Milwaukee to finish his degree in 2019, and is happy to finally be on campus after the COVID-19 pandemic.  Making a difference in the community has always been very important to Rudy, and he is happy to be able to work his future I.T. career into an opportunity to do so.  In his free time, Rudy loves playing basketball, being in nature, and spending time with friends.

Jenifer Martinez

Jenifer is a senior at UWM, majoring in Information Science & Technology, and is also pursuing the Digital Arts & Culture certificate. This is Jenifer’s first semester in the Nonprof-IT program. She is looking forward to any opportunities the program offers. Upon graduation, Jenifer would like a career in the Technology field with creative aspects.

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Jeffrey Valodine Jr

Current UW-Milwaukee student of the graduation class of 2022. Knowledgeable and skillful in Information
Science and Technology. Focused, determined, and ready for any challenge.

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Calisto Minh

Calisto is a senior at UWM pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology (IST) and plans to graduate in 2022. He’s an international student who has traveled to several places to obtain worldwide education. He plans on expanding his horizon and expertise of IT skills, so he could work in any positions available, from cybersecurity to help desk. Currently, he’s working part-time as an office staff at UWM Bursar, the university’s financial institute, where he’s required to operate on DBMS and multi-purpose devices. He also troubleshoots any technical difficulties that might occur. Aside from work, he’s also managed and led a project in UIX design and is volunteering in the Nonprof-IT program to help an external company with their web development and social media reformation.

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Islands of Brilliance

Giovanni Claudio

Giovanni is a Senior student majoring in Information Science and Technology at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a team lead for Nonprofit-IT. He networks with many IT organizations in hope of entering the career field and climbing up the job ladder. He desires to help companies with their information needs since many organizations struggle to adapt to the Information Age. Before joining, he already had three years of experience in designing and programming software through both Computer Science and Information Technology courses. By June 2022, he plans to land a job at Epic Systems as a Project Manager after graduating. In his free time, he loves to read horror stories and write short stories.

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Yalguun Badrakh

Yalguun is a senior undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is majoring in Information Science and Technology and minoring in Computer Science while pursuing a web design certificate. He enjoys spending time with his friends, watching sports and working out. His biggest goal at the moment is staying focused and graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from UWM.

Dominique Stoxstell

Dominique is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is majoring in Information Science and Technology. She spent the summer interning at Blackbaud as an IT intern, focusing her efforts on front-end development, content migration, and user testing. This is her first semester with Nonprof-IT and is very excited to assist Islands of Brilliance with their digital presence. She enjoys reading, traveling, and discovering new technology when school is not in session.

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Will Ihn

Will is a Senior graduating in December 2021 from the IST program. This is his first semester with Nonprof-IT.  Will plans on doing IT contracting work after he graduates with hopes that he will be able to travel for work.

 

City of West Bend Housing Authority

Amanda Viers

Amanda is a senior at UWM majoring in Information Science and Technology.  This is her second semester participating in the Nonprof-IT program.  She really enjoyed the opportunity to help a local nonprofit and is excited to be able to do it again.  She has always loved web design and development and strives to create a simple user experience for users on the web.  When not working on coding or design work, she spends her time drawing, painting, and gardening.

Chao Shi

Chao is from China, also a junior majoring in Information Science and Technology (IST) at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. This is his first semester participating in Nonprof-IT program and honored to be working with West Bend Housing Authority. He is looking forward to enhancing his expertise and helping to develop a better community with this invaluable experience. In his leisure time, he enjoys sports (incl. esports), arts, researching, configuring PC, spending time with friends and family, cooking and baking.

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Matthew Phillips

Matt is a second-degree student at UW-Milwaukee in the Information Science Technology program. He previously graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College with a bachelor’s degree. Currently, in his second semester at UW-Milwaukee, he has experience with web design and Windows 10 applications. Having learned the fundamentals of web design, he is eager to work collaboratively with the Nonprof-IT team on the West Bend Housing Authority project. Information technology is a new endeavor for him, as his previous background was in clinical health care. In his free time, he is a history and film enthusiast.

Dalevonte Stokes

Dalevonte is a senior majoring in Information Science and Technology and will be graduating in the Fall of 2021. This is his first semester in the Nonprof-IT program and he is excited to work alongside his teammates with the West Bend Housing Authority. He is very well-rounded in a lot of IST skills and is very eager to gain more experience in the IT industry and jumpstart his career post-graduation. In his spare time, Dalevonte enjoys traveling, exercising, and going to concerts.

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