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Undergraduate Research Scholars Program
311 Red Gym, 716 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706

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Hannah E. Bailey
311 Red Gym
(608) 262-5884

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Hannah Bailey is a proud University of Wisconsin-Madison alumna and was awarded her Bachelor of Arts in History and French with a certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies from UW-Madison in 2010. She taught English in two low-income schools in Marseille, France, before heading to the College of William and Mary in Virginia to pursue her Master’s and PhD in History. Hannah hopes to defend her dissertation in the very near future. She spends a lot of time thinking about how groups of people distinguish themselves from others, especially during the height of the transatlantic slave trade, and what implications those colonial identities have for the world we live in today. Hannah is thrilled to be back in Madison where she can help pair motivated students with fascinating research and creative work opportunities, walk to work, read books, and find a willing debate partner for just about any topic.


Marina Kelly
Assistant Director
313 Red Gym
(608) 265-9726

Marina Kelly is an educator who works at the intersection of democratic education, creativity and collaboration. An alumna of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Marina was awarded her Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) in 1996 and her Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) from the Art Department in 2012. Marina’s work at the UW-Madison has included teaching foundations level visual arts courses, including an online course in digital storytelling as well as interdisciplinary arts seminars for creative arts learning community students. One of Marina’s greatest passions is teaching a community based movement course, Creating Dance Through Structured Improvisation at the Hancock Center for Movement Arts and the Madison Circus Space. Marina’s current research interests include Mettler-based group improvisation and somatic teaching practices. Marina is proud to be part of the URS community where, together, we practice critical thinking while fostering a love of lifelong learning.


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Janiece Piolet
URS Program Assistant
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Janiece is a 5th year student double majoring in Psychology and Sociology with a certificate in Educational Policy Studies. Janiece is a former Fellow, having served for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years. Regarding her research experience, she is interested in how cognitive processes and social identity affect sense of belonging and group inclusion. Currently at UW, Janiece is a House Fellow in Ogg Residential Hall, a fellow in the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP), and a proud National Posse Scholar. Alongside serving as the URS Office Assistant during her final semester at UW, Janiece is currently applying to graduate school for Master’s programs in Higher Education & Student Affairs. In her spare time, Janiece enjoys gardening, watching videos of rabbits, discussing social justice, being among nature, and playing with her hamster, Finn.