ITA Roadshow group


As stated in UW–‍Madison’s Institutional Statement on Diversity, the contributions, identity, culture, background, experience, abilities, and opinion of each person are valued and respected. Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for the campus community.

In conjunction with this belief, the Information Technology Academy (ITA) is a committed pre-college program that provides students from the Lac du Flambeau, Madison, and Oneida communities the opportunity to explore their interests and to reach their full potential through hands-on technology coursework, college preparatory academics, and personal wellness development that will support their successful completion of high school and matriculation into higher education.


Meet the staff

If you have general questions about the ITA program, please contact our main office at 608-265-3145 or send an email to, and we will route your inquiry to the appropriate staff member. To follow up with current staff members, please see the directory below:

Name Title
AJ Daughtry Krill Technology Education Lead
Barb Miller Tribal Program Manager
Brenda Vazquez Carranza* Associate Director of Programming
Excell Williams Outreach Program Coordinator
Ibadete Jashari* Leadership & Career Services Specialist
Jay Lema* Academic Support Instructor (Tribal Sites)
Juan Martinez* Technology Program Outreach Specialist
Julie Hagstrom Student Success Outreach Specialist (LDF)
Liliana Teniente* Graduate Assistant & Academic Instructor
Marcia Lovett Associate Director Operations
Marlina S. Polk McGiveron Administrative Assistant
Ninoska Picon* Technology Program Outreach Specialist
Ron Jetty Program Director
Sohappy Davids Student Success Outreach Specialist (Oneida)
TBA Academic Instructor Tribal Sites

* ITA Alums

Other ways to get involved

  • Students & Families: Apply to ITA! Gain pre-college support, technology training and a chance for tuition at UW–Madison.
  • Teachers & Counselors: Encourage your students to learn more and apply.
  • Volunteers: Become a mentor to offer an additional level of encouragement and guidance.
  • Internship Hosts: Provide real-world experience through internships for our scholars.
  • Sponsors & Donors: Support the initiative that impacts college-bound students as well as their families and communities.


Application & Recruitment Process

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How do I apply?

Do I need to know that I will go into an IT field in college?

Is there a fee to apply and participate in ITA?

What forms do I need to submit?

When will I know if my child has been accepted?

My child has been accepted, what are the next steps?

What additional pre-college program opportunities exist at UW–Madison?


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When does the program run and where? (academic year and summer)?

Which courses are offered?

How do students receive and maintain the tuition-scholarship?

Do I have to major in IT?

Do I have to go to UW–Madison?


ITA is continuously recruiting student hourly staff to fill various positions for the academic year and summer programs. When available, these positions will be posted here and on the Student Job board.

When full time employment (FTE) opportunities are available, these positions will be posted here and Jobs at UW



Reach out to your case manager or email us at

ITA: Information Technology Academy