Dan Mechenich

Position title: University Staff Congress Representative

Raised by parents working for Extension at UW Stevens Point, Dan grew up with environmental stewardship and the Wisconsin Idea. He was a sustainability intern and used a small grant to research landscaping campus with native species at UW Oshkosh before graduating with a degree in Environmental Studies. He then served in AmeriCorps, helping Portage County develop its strategic energy management plan. Dan joined UW Madison in 2019 and started his current job as Administrative Assistant for the Animal & Dairy Sciences Department in October 2021. His pastimes include hiking and participating in the arts.