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Emily Wahlquist



Emily Wahlquist ’13 joined the School of Education in 2017 as an operations program associate in the School of Education Academic and Career Advising Office. She also serves as program coordinator for College Days for Kids, Youth in College, and STEM for Young Scholars. Emily also works with the Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability program.

Emily is a UW-Stevens Point alumna with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, human services emphasis, and minor in youth programming and camp management. After graduating from UWSP, she went on to pursue a master’s degree in administrative leadership with a concentration in higher education administration through the UW-Milwaukee School of Education.

She has worked in a variety of youth and young adult program settings since 2009. It is through these experiences that she has found her passion for youth development. Emily spent a number of years working for the Girl Scouts of Badgerland Council as a summer camp counselor, administrative camp staff member, and year-round program support. She also spent time working for the Madison Metropolitan School District where facilitating low- and high-ropes activities, group initiatives, and team-building exercises amongst MMSD students and user groups.

Prior to working in the School of Education, Emily also worked in both the University Store and Text Rental on campus and with the Student Recreation and Club Sports. The strong focus on student development and engagement at UWSP is what keeps drawing her back to positions on this campus, and the School of Education has much to offer.



  • Graduate Council member
  • Integrated Planning Advisory Council member

Professional Memberships

  • Association for the Advancement in Sustainability for Higher Education
  • American Camp Association
  • UW System Sustainability

Fun Facts

Last book you read?

I’m usually in the middle of quite a few books: Currently, I am reading the most recent Janet Evanovich book; Fortune and Glory. I am also in two different book clubs currently and in those we are reading The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune and Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh.

Favorite Quote?

Be the change you want to see in the world.

One thing about your school that you are most proud of?

The School of Education is always willing to go above and beyond for our students. We are hard workers who thrive on innovation, program growth, and new ideas.

A piece of advice for students in your school?

We are all here for you, don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it!


Emily Wahlquist
Outreach Program Coordinator - Harju Center for Equity in Education

441 College of Professional Studies


M.S. in Administrative Leadership, Higher Education Administration
UW-Milwaukee, 2016

B.A. in Psychology and Human Services, minor in Youth Programming and Camp Management
UW-Stevens Point, 2013