Credentials: Student Services Associate
110A Observatory Hill Office Building
1225 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1211
In his role as Student Services Associate, David Wright-Racette coordinates the admissions process for the La Follette School’s graduate programs by counseling applicants on admissions requirements, manages and coordinates the department’s timetable preparation, and provides administrative assistance to the graduate and undergraduate programs. He is also responsible for managing the class registration process and student enrollment.
David earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014. During his tenure as an undergraduate student at UW, David interned for two years in the Wisconsin State Senate. After graduation, he joined Wisconsin Farmers Union as their Policy Organizer with a focus on farm and rural policy. He joined the La Follette School as a university services program associate in February 2017, in 2019 was promoted to Student Status Examiner Senior, and currently serves in the role of Graduate Program and Admissions Recruitment Coordinator I. He grew up on a farm in northwest Wisconsin and enjoys biking, reading, and cooking.