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Kate Ryan

Credentials: BA, International Studies and Relations, University of Missouri

Position title: Badger Precollege Program Coordinator


Phone: 608-265-5391

Kate Ryan serves as a program coordinator for the precollege team with the Division of Continuing Studies. She is very passionate about experiential learning, especially in an international capacity.  Kate loves to travel both domestically and abroad. She also enjoys gardening, meditation, rock climbing, biking and new experiences.

Sara Bembenek-Saborio

Credentials: BBA, Marketing and TESOL Certification, UW–Madison

Position title: International Education Coordinator


Sara Bembenek-Saborio is an International Program Coordinator for Badger Precollege, specifically supporting EducationUSA Academy & Connects and international recruitment.  Sara loves engaging with and connecting students from all over the world to share experiences and ideas through dynamic discussion and creative projects.  Sara presently resides in Costa Rica and loves exploring this new country on weekends. In her free time, you’ll find her trekking through the outdoors, reading, cooking, dancing, and spending time with family.

Jing Xu

Credentials: MA, International Economics and Finance, Brandeis University

Position title: Assistant Director, International Students


Phone: 608-890-2426

Jing connects with international and U.S. high school partners and recruits international students for Badger Precollege programs throughout the year and helps coordinate various programs during the summer. She has worked in international education for 10 years and is a TESOL certified instructor. Jing also works as a personal trainer at UW-Madison and loves traveling, hiking, biking and bouldering.

Christopher Pevey Harry

Position title: Assistant Dean and Director of Badger Precollege


Phone: 608-265-1045

Christopher Pevey Harry provides leadership for the Precollege Programming unit. He cultivates relationships with campus partners and fosters collaborative relationships with academic departments, instructors, student life staff, advisors, and administrative support units.

Please contact Kate Ryan at if you have any questions about EducationUSA Academy programs!