David Wright-Racette

Credentials: Graduate Program Admissions & Recruitment Coordinator

Email: wrightracette@lafollette.wisc.edu

Website: Schedule an appointment on Starfish

Phone: 608-262-9163

110A Observatory Hill Office Building
1225 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1211

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In his role as Graduate Program Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator, David facilitates the admissions process for the La Follette School’s graduate programs, counsels applicants on admissions requirements, manages the department’s enrollment and schedule of classes, and supports administrative processes for the undergraduate certificate programs.

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 took a job with 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.