Let’s join us in welcoming our SIPI coordinator !
Chris Carlson – SLI Coordinator for SIPI and NORD
Chris will join us as our new WISLI coordinator for Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute (SIPI) and Scandinavian Summer Language Institute (NORD) in the Language Program Office. Chris is originally from a small town in Alabama, hailing from a family of academics, with several grandparents, cousins, and siblings that work for colleges in many forms. This family heritage provided him with a lifelong passion for learning and music, with most of his kin knowing how to play at least one instrument and/or speak one other language, he fell into the musical category picking up the violin at a young age. He moved to Wisconsin in 2014 for school and job opportunities, fell in love with the State and Madison, and never left. He went to MATC where he received his associates in biological sciences, then transferred to Edgewood College to finish his Bachelors in Conservational Ecology and Biology with a focus in Botany. He has worked for public libraries, colleges, and nonprofits for 10+ years directing departments, writing grants, helping with outreach, and orchestrating programs for these institutions.