nonprof-IT Staff

Adam Hudson

Adam HudsonAdam 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 graduate student pursuing a Masters in Information Science. He has been a part of nonprof-IT as a student leader for three semesters and has been the program assistant for three semesters.

Kaleb provides guidance to student teams throughout the program and reinforces project management principles when needed.

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Fall 2022 Students

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Damian Baldwin Jr

My name is Damian Baldwin Jr and I’m a sophomore majoring in Information Science & Technology. This is my first semester in nonprof-IT. After interning as an IT internal auditor at Johnson Controls, I want to gain some experience in another sector of technology, like web to get some direction in terms of what I would like to do as a career.

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Haneul Seo

Haneul Seo

Haneul also goes by ‘Sky’, and is a graphic designer from South Korea, currently studying at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Sky is also pursuing Graphic design with a Certificate in Digital Fabrication Design. Sky has been experiencing Expo Booth Design, 3D modeling, Logo motion graphics, and Branding. His passion for learning new experiences and intellectual curiosity is a powerful motivation in his profession. Sky enjoys expressing his thoughts and feelings through various forms of art such as music, writing, and creating digital artwork.

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Ka Xiong

Ka is currently studying Information Science & Technology. Her objective is to pursue a career in UX design. She is excited to collaborate with her teammates; to redesign a product that will best fit the needs of her client. Her hobbies include photography, hiking, and kayaking.

 

Association for the Rights of Citizens with Handicaps

Jason Lor

My name is Jason Lor. I am a junior within the Infost Program. I hope by taking and assisting in the nonprof-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 attaining certificates during and after college and a master’s degree within the IT field in the next 6-8 years. Outside of programming I enjoy hiking, traveling, fishing, camping, and playing video games.

Jacobson Fakler

Jake is a Junior majoring in Information Science and Technology, with Fall 22 being his first semester in the nonprof-IT internship program. He hopes to be able to transition his mechanical and hands-on skills learned as an aircraft mechanic in the Air Force to a future career in tech and is open to any and all opportunities ahead. He also has interests in other hobbies such as cars, sports, video games, cooking and baking.

Emma Court

Emma is a senior majoring in Information Science and Technology at UWM. Before transferring to UWM, Emma studied Business Administration at UW-Eau Claire. She is excited to gain work experience and work collaboratively with other students during nonprof-IT. She is most interested in pursuing a career in UX after school but is open to any learning opportunities. In her free time, you can find her working at a local brewery and the UWM Union Rec Center.

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Richard Mogilka

Richard is a second-degree student at UWM majoring in Computer Science. He has experience with website design (HTML, CSS), software development (Java, Python), and database design/implementation (SQL). These fields, as well as data analytics, are fields he would like to eventually begin his new career. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force where he was a satellite operator. In his free time, Richard enjoys playing video games, music, movies, and traveling (Poland, Australia, Brazil,  Japan). This is his first semester with nonprof-IT.

Brynn Purin

Brynn is a junior undergraduate student majoring in Information Science and Technology and minoring in Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. This is her first semester of nonprof-IT. She is looking forward to all the opportunities the program has to offer. After graduation, Brynn would like a career as a website developer or UI/UX designer. In her free time, Brynn enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing video games, and making art.

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David Baik

David is currently a senior student at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. He is majoring in Information Science. This is his first time working as an intern through the nonprof-IT program and he is eager to put the skills he learned throughout the semesters to the test.

Deepak Khas

My name is Deepak Khas. I am a sophomore double majoring in Information Science & Technology and Economics with a minor in General Business. With the combination of my majors and the minor, I hope to step in the financial technology industry in the future. I also hope to gain some hands-on experience by working for and with some wonderful people in this nonprof-IT class.

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Maxwell Peter

Maxwell is a Senior currently studying Information Science and Technology at UW-Milwaukee. In his first semester of nonprof-IT, he hopes to learn meaningful skills and life experience that can boost his abilities in his future career paths as well as benefiting a local nonprofit. After graduation, he hopes to pursue a career in Front End Development. Outside of IT, his interests include traveling, hiking, video games, and watching sports.

Jesse Robles

My name is Jesse Robles, I am a senior in the IST field. This is my last semester and soon to get a bachelor’s in Information Science and Technology. After graduation I am planning to go into the cybersecurity field or open to other IT related jobs. I am currently looking for an internship and hoping to gain experience from nonprof-IT.

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Wisconsin Justice Initiative Inc.

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 nonprof-IT.

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Anila Rudi

Anila is a junior majoring in IST along with minoring in computer science. This is her second time partaking in nonprof-IT as she enjoys making a real-life impact outside of doing classwork. She is also interning at Unico as a technical writer for the hardware engineering team. Anila is willing to get all the experience she can get, but her main goal entails full stack development as both front-end and back-end work peak her interest. In her free time Anila enjoys pilates 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.

Milwaukee Urban Stables & Dominican Center

Charles Kelly

Charles KelleyCharles is a senior majoring in Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies with a concentration in Journalism for Broadcasting. He is excited to build his internship experience in social media. After school, Charles hopes to pursue an on-air career in TV news and currently interns at The Morning Blend on TMJ4. This is his first semester in nonprof-IT and is looking forward to developing project management skills.

Uriah Trzebiatowski

Uriah is a Senior in the School of Letters & Science double majoring in JAMs (Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies) and DAC (Digital Arts and Culture). She is currently the vice president of the Advertising Club and serves as the DAC student intern. This is her first semester in the nonprof-IT, and she is very excited to combine her passion for design with humanitarianism. She has previously worked with small businesses in her hometown to grow their social media presence. After graduation, she intends to pursue a career with an agency within the Milwaukee area.

Alex Vang

Alex is a senior majoring in Information Science and Technology. He will be graduating in Fall 2022. After graduation Alex plans to work in UX/UI design. Alex enjoys hanging out with friends and family, playing video games, writing, and volunteering. Alex looks forward to working with Milwaukee Urban Stables & the Dominican Center.

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.

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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 nonprof-IT.

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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.

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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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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.

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Giovanni Claudio

Giovanni is a Senior student majoring in Information Science and Technology at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a team lead for nonprof-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 nonprof-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.