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


Hannah Stephens, Wisconsin Without Borders Graduate Intern

Robert M. LaFollette School of Public Affairs, Masters

Hannah Stephens is a first year Masters student in the school of Public Affairs where she plans to focus on health and social policy. Hannah graduated from UW-Madison in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Welfare as well as a Certificate in Global Health.  Before beginning her graduate studies, Hannah served as an AmeriCorps member for one year and a Coordinator for two years at East High School with a local AmeriCorps program called Achievement Connections. In her current role, she assists with the administration of Wisconsin Without Borders and the Wisconsin Idea Fellowship.

Contact Hannah at hrstephens@wisc.edu