Class of 2020: Michaela Guerrini

Technology education major overcame obstacles, was ‘able to surround myself with amazing people’
​Jerry Poling | May 5, 2020

Name: Michaela Guerrini
Hometown: Menasha
Major: Technology education

Involvement: McNair Scholars Program member, TRIO Student Support Services peer mentor

Michaela GuerriniWhat is the biggest challenge you’ve faced in earning your degree? Female in the technology education field; a woman in a male majority occupation; from a low-income upbringing; a first-generation high school and college student; a McNair student — all these statements are how I identify myself as an individual and challenges I have faced while obtaining my degree. These identities and challenges have also led me on the path to my long-standing dedication toward increasing the female bodies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as well as improving the equity and diversity within STEM occupations. 

What will you appreciate most about your UW-Stout experience? Every friendship, mentorship and relationship I gained or lost during my time at Stout I shall cherish for the rest of my life. I had worked for TRIO Student Support Services as a peer mentor (SSS serves students from first-generation and low-income backgrounds as well as students with disabilities), Fostering Success (foster youth) and University Housing and have been on panels for Women in STEM and part of the McNair Scholars program. I have been able to surround myself with amazing people, who I get to watch flourish as we continue our growth in the world.

What’s next in your life? I will be continuing my growth in education by going to the University of Minnesota to get a Master of Education in adult education. I am moving to Red Wing, Minn., with my partner and rabbit, Patches, into our first house! 

###


Advantage UW-Stout: Polytechnic approach could boost recruiting efforts in India Featured Image

Advantage UW-Stout: Polytechnic approach could boost recruiting efforts in India

Whether in Mumbai, New Delhi or any other city across the vast nation of India, Anagha Pednekar could have a distinct advantage when recruiting for UW-Stout.
Getting behind their teams: Beatty sisters balancing love for gymnastics, sled dogs, science Featured Image

Getting behind their teams: Beatty sisters balancing love for gymnastics, sled dogs, science

For the last four years, seniors Carlie and Chloe Beatty have been all in as they lead, flip, cheer on and support the Blue Devil gymnastics team.
Seventeen graduate students receive scholarships to ‘build the capacity of state’s mental health workforce’ Featured Image

Seventeen graduate students receive scholarships to ‘build the capacity of state’s mental health workforce’

Scholarships given across UW System schools through $2 million federal award