DipretebrownPhoto-200x300Lori DiPrete-Brown, Wisconsin Without Borders Co-Chair 

Associate Director for Education and Engagement, UW-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI)

Lori DiPrete Brown, a global public health practitioner with experience in over 13 countries, joined the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) in 2003.  She has played a leadership role in fostering and sustaining global health education and partnerships campus-wide.  She serves on the faculty of the UW SMPH where she directs UW’s Graduate Certificate in Global Health, serves as co-principal investigator on UW’s Undergraduate Educational Initiative in Global Public Health, and co-chairs Wisconsin without Borders, a campus-wide global service learning effort. Learn more here

Contact Lori at dipretebrown@wisc.edu or (608) 262-4801


Marianne Bird BearMarianne Bird Bear, Wisconsin Without Borders Co-Chair

Assistant Dean in the International Division at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Marianne Bird Bear oversees the International Institute, International Academic Programs, the International Internship Program, the WI International Scholars, and the International Fellowships Office. Prior to her joining International Studies, she served for 12 years as the Director of International Engineering Studies and Programs at UW-Madison. Marianne studied in Belgium and France, and worked as an ESL teacher in Japan.


Contact Marianne at mtbirdbear@international.wisc.edu or (608) 262-1335


BethTryonElizabeth Tryon, Wisconsin Without Borders Co-Chair

Assistant Director for Community-Based Learning, Morgridge Center for Public Service 

Elizabeth Tryon (B.A. University of Illinois, M.A.Ed. Edgewood College) is the Assistant Director of Community-based Learning at the Morgridge Center,working with community partners, faculty and academic staff; and graduate and undergraduate students across all disciplines to develop community-based learning & research courses and projects; co-chairs the Wisconsin Without Borders initiative, and chairs the Community-University Exchange, an academic model for coordinating and streamlining campus-community projects. Learn more here

Contact Elizabeth at etryon@wisc.edu or (608) 890-3334


11025819_10155205490560004_5481993134671251079_nGarrett L. Grainger, Wisconsin Without Borders Graduate Fellow

Department of Sociology, Ph.D. Candidate

Garrett L. Grainger is a Ph.D. candidate in the sociology department that specializes in urban theory, poverty, affordable housing, local governance, and qualitative methods. Specifically, his research explores how urban regimes form, make decisions, and implement policy related to affordable housing. After serving as a Graduate Project Assistant for two years, Garrett has accepted a position as a graduate fellow for the Morgridge Center for Public Service. In this role, he assists the administration of Wisconsin Without Borders and the Wisconsin Idea Fellowship.

Contact Garrett at ggrainger@wisc.edu