Scout Umnus

Position title: Leadership Programming Specialist

Email: sumnus@wisc.edu

AREAS OF SPECIALTY:

Student Leadership Development & Educational Theories

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND:

B.S.E. in Elementary Education with certification in English as a Second Language, UW-Madison

AREAS OF INTEREST:

I love reading, traveling, biking around Madison, and trying new restaurants.

PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY:

I grew up in Eau Claire, WI and moved to Madison to pursue my undergraduate degree. During my undergraduate career, I participated in multicultural Greek life, guided students through summer orientation at SOAR, and engaged in community service through my scholarship program. Since graduating in the spring of 2020, I have spent the past year as an educator. I began teaching as a private instructor for a pod of third grade students, then transitioned into the role of a second grade ESL teacher to finish out the 2020-2021 school year. I have enjoyed my time working with elementary students, and am super excited to begin working with UW-Madison students again. I look forward to developing programming to support student leaders.

FAVORITE QUOTES:

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

WHAT EVERY STUDENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE UW-MADISON CAMPUS?

UW-Madison is a large campus that can feel overwhelming at times, but the opportunities for exploration are endless. There are so many different communities on campus that are here to support you, so take advantage of every resource available to you. Don’t be afraid to try something new – you might discover a passion you never knew you had.