Meet the Advising Team – Sam Dziuk

Sam Dziuk

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Q: Where did you grow up?

I grew up very close to Madison, in Waunakee, Wisconsin – the only Waunakee in the world!

Q: Where did you go to college/grad school and what was your major(s)?

I did my undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and my major was speech-language pathology. After realizing I did not want to be a speech-language pathologist, I got my master’s degree here at UW-Madison in Global Higher Education.

Q: What do you like to do for fun? 

I love reading books from my local library, staying active (yoga, pilates, swimming), and dining out with friends. My sweet calico cat, Tashi, also consumes much of my love and attention!

Q: What is your favorite book or movie right now?

Two of my new favorite authors that I discovered recently are Akwaeke Emezi and Mieko Kawakami. I rarely watch movies these days. I (shamefully) prefer reality TV shows that I will not list here!

Q: What’s a favorite trip or vacation you’ve been on?

Tokyo, Japan with my sisters. One of my sisters was studying abroad at Sophia University in Tokyo and acted as our tour guide when we visited. After doing things like seeing Hello Kitty World (Sanrio Puroland) to going up the Tokyo Skytree, I was feeling pretty inspired.